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East Enders cough and sneeze into 2008

PUBLISHED: 15:27 04 January 2008 | UPDATED: 11:07 13 July 2010

THE East End is the unhealthiest place to live in Britain with half of the population likely to have health problems in the future. In a recent report by healthcare researchers CACI and TNS, Tower Hamlets was at the top of the league,

02, Gemma Collins

THE East End is the unhealthiest place to live in Britain with half of the population likely to have health problems in the future.

In a recent report by healthcare researchers CACI and TNS, Tower Hamlets was at the top of the league, as the area likely to face the most health threats in the country.

East Enders seem to be getting unhealthier by the minute with around 100,000 - 50.4 per cent of the PCT population - having looming health problems because of smoking, obesity and a poor diet.

Neighbouring Hackney was also near the top of the table with 44 per cent of the population likely to have future health problems.

While only 1.8 per cent of Richmond and Twickenham PCT's population are predicted to be among the future's health victims.

Ian Thurman, head of Location Planning at CACI said: "For those authorities looking to plan ahead and agree how to allocate precious resource, the findings may prove vital.

"They allow authorities to act now to counter looming problems in their areas even if people may seem generally healthy and are not currently presenting themselves at GPs' surgeries or hospitals.

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