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Children born after the 1980’s fatter than previous generations

Children born in the UK since the 1980’s are two to three times more likely to be overweight or obese the the age of 10 compared to those born in previous generations. This was  found in an analysis of children’s weights from the 1940’s onwards.

The results of 56,632 children are concerning researchers who say that these finding indicate that these children are an an increased risk of chronic health conditions such as coronary heart disease and type two diabetes.

Based on an article by Susan Mayor BMJ 23 May 2015

 

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