(via Obesity a ‘derogatory’ word, says Nice - Telegraph)

A quarter of adults in Britain are now obese, a figure that is due to more than double by 2050. Those from poorer backgrounds are much more likely to be obese than the more affluent.

But a government quango is now advising public health experts drawing up anti-obesity plans around the country to avoid using the ‘o’ word itself for fear of upsetting people.

Health campaigners last night attacked the softly-softly approach, describing it as “extremely patronising”.