HC Deb 02 March 1967 vol 742 cc125-6W
5. Mr. Lipton

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what medical research is being conducted into the causes and treatment of obesity as a separate disease entity, and, in particular, the psychosomatic aspects of obesity.

Mr. Goronwy Roberts

The causes of obesity are varied and an extensive programme of research is being undertaken by the Medical Research Council, in University Departments, and within the National Health Service and the School Health Service. This research covers all the factors that may be associated with the causes and treatment of obesity, including the psychological aspects of the problem.