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Obesity Strikes Young, Meet a 10-year-old Girl Who Weighs 24 Stone

by Savitha C Muppala on  August 5, 2013 at 7:08 PM Obesity News   - G J E 4
Obesity seems to have caught them young and there is a whole lot of truth in this statement.

Recently, a ten year old girl,who is the fattest kid in Britain, weighs more than 24 stone. There is no exaggeration that obesity is turning into an epidemic.
 Obesity Strikes Young, Meet a 10-year-old Girl Who Weighs 24 Stone
Obesity Strikes Young, Meet a 10-year-old Girl Who Weighs 24 Stone
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The enormity of the situation is best understood from the dismal statistics - one out of 10 children in Britain is obese even before they begin school. There has been a four fold increase in the number of children and teenagers admitted to hospital for obesity-related diseases in the last ten years.

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Professor Mitch Blair, of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, said: "Being severely overweight at such a young age has clear physical health implications including a higher risk of diabetes, heart disease and joint problems. In addition, there can be serious psychological repercussions - teenage years are tough enough without the extra burden of being obese."



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