Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Three Boroughs in London Set to Be the Most Unhealthy

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Three Boroughs in London Set to Be the Most Unhealthy

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Byline: AMY IGGULDEN

THREE London boroughs will soon become the unhealthiest places to livein Britain.

A new league table shows that the residents of Tower Hamlets, Southwark andHackney are getting unhealthier by the year.

They scored highest in key danger areas including smoking, obesity and poordiet.

Lambeth and Islington were also rated among the bottom 10 "danger boroughs" ofthe future.

But at the same time other parts of the capital will climb to the top of thewell-being league.

Richmond, Twickenham, Redbridge and Kingston are expected to be among the top10 healthiest places to live.

Currently the worst places in the country for poor health are the oldindustrial towns of the North-East.

Today's study by healthcare researchers TNS and CACI shows parts of London willovertake them in a few decades.

The findings come as a government report reveals that 70,000 a year are dyingbecause of poor diet.

The report says at least 42,200 people a year could be saved if they hit thefive-a-day target for fruit and vegetables, while another 20,200 could be savedby cutting salt consumption from nine grams to six. …

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