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Figures Show 33% of Students are Overweight

by Rajashri on September 8, 2009 at 9:13 PM
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 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.

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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.


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