Obesity a growing problem as figures show 10-year-olds weighing over 20 stones !

Figures revealing children with levels of body fat far above what is considered a healthy range have outlined the scale of England's childhood obesity problem. NHS figures reveal a 10-year-old girl weighing more than 24 stone and an 11-year-old boy weighing 23 stone. The statistics reported in The Sunday Times show the child of each sex with the highest recorded body mass index [BMI] in England between 2006 and 2012. There has been a fourfold increase in the number of children and teenagers admitted to hospital with obesity-related conditions in the past decade, according to a study by a team at Imperial College London, published in June.

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