Childhood obesity levels hit ‘devastating record high’

University of Cambridge| Thu Nov 03 16:03:31 EDT 2016
Childhood obesity levels hit ‘devastating record high’

Childhood obesity levels in England have reached the highest on record, new NHS figures reveal.

The percentage of overweight and obese 10 to 11-year-olds has increased over the last decade, the data from the National Childhood Measurement Programme show.

The number of overweight or obese children leaving primary school in England went from 178,868 in 2006/07 to 198,036 in 2015/16 – an increase of 19,168 over the last 10 years.

Alison Cox, Cancer Research UK’s director....

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