‘Stark’ increase in overweight youngsters

12 Dec 2017


Posted By: SG   |   Source: BBC News   |   URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-42250152


A new study of some 12,000 children aged 7-11 has found that 25% were overweight or obese at the age of 7, and that by the age of 11 that figure had risen to 35%. There was, however, little change in the 11-14 age group, where children begin to make their own food choices.

“The data, which was collected between January 2014 and March 2015, also revealed a link between young people’s weight and their mothers’ level of education.”

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