Hospital admissions due to obesity have risen nearly a fifth in just a year

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Hospital admissions due to ­obesity have risen nearly a fifth in just a year, to almost 1,700 a day.

Obesity was a factor in 617,000 admissions in England in 2016/17, NHS Digital data shows. That is an 18% rise on 525,725 the year before.

Two thirds of those were women, found the report, called the Statistics On Obesity, Physical Activity And Diet.