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Childhood obesity levels flatten off

Forecasts of a huge rise in obesity among children in England have been significantly downgraded following a new analysis of data.

The National Heart Forum found evidence that the rate of increase in childhood obesity is starting to slow.

Its figures suggest that by 2020 the proportion of boys aged 2-11 who will be overweight or obese will be 30% – not 42% as previously predicted.

For girls of the same age the revised prediction is now 27% – down from 48%.

A similar trend has been seen in the US and France.


November 3, 2009 - Posted by | Child Health, Health

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