Friday, November 4, 2016

UK child obesity hits record high (" signs of slowing down...")

UK child obesity hits record high

"More than one in three children (34.2 percent) in year 6 was either overweight or obese in 2015-16, compared to 22.1 percent in reception year, and the figures also show that obesity prevalence for children in reception living in the most deprived areas (12.5 percent) was more than double that of those living in the least deprived areas (5.5 percent), further highlighting health inequalities.
'Our nation has hit a devastating record high for childhood obesity,' said Alison Cox, Cancer Research UK's director of prevention. The trend over the last decade is showing no signs of slowing down, and this worrying news is something that could have been prevented with more government action."

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