Figures Show 33% of Students are Overweight

by Rajashri on  September 8, 2009 at 9:13 PM Obesity News   - G J E 4
 Figures Show 33% of Students are Overweight
New data from the East Midlands Public Health Observatory has revealed that some 33% of the children are overweight by the time they reach the end of their primary school in Northamptonshire area.

The study, which was conducted in 2007/08, found that 33% of pupils in their final year of primary school were overweight, while 19% of younger children were obese.

Obesity in childhood is fast becoming a massive problem for the health systems to handle. Obesity pre-disposes to diabetes and heart disease and is now being tackled seriously at school level itself.

Source: Medindia

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