Obesity is 'biggest threat to women's health'

Obesity is 'biggest threat to women's health'

Obesity is the biggest threat to women's health and the health of future generations, warns England's chief medical officer Dame Sally Davies, BBC reports.

 

In her annual report, she said tackling obesity should be a national priority and women should be empowered to lead healthier and more active lives.

 

She also called for better treatment for ovarian cancer patients and more open discussion on incontinence.

 

Health experts have welcomed the report and its focus on women's health.

 

The report, entitled Health of the 51%: Women, makes 17 recommendations for the improvement of women's health in England.