Tag Archives: Childhood obesity

Tooth Decay Rates Lead to Calls for Health Warnings on Sweet Packets

Millions of the UK’s children are being raised on a diet loaded with sugary, with kids being hooked on chocolate, sweets, biscuits and fizzy drinks from an early age. Worryingly, unhealthy dietary choice can continue way into adulthood, with overweight … Continue reading

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Sugar is catastrophic for the body, study suggests

Sugar is getting an increasingly bad rap. Only last week, a leaked report by government advisory group Public Health England – which health secretary Jeremy Hunt initially tried to keep hushed – pinpointed sugar’s role in a soaring obesity crisis and … Continue reading

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Air pollution puts obese children at higher risk from asthma

A new study shows that obese children exposed to high levels of air pollution could be three times more likely to develop asthma in comparison to their peers who are not obese and exposed to less air pollutants. This conclusion … Continue reading

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Obesity crisis worsens as 11-year-old boy reaches 24 stone

England’s childhood obesity epidemic could be much worse than first thought following the publication of alarming NHS statistics which show that seven school children have tipped the scales at over 20 stone. The figures come from the National Child Measurement … Continue reading

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Quadruple rise in childhood obesity hospital admissions

Alarming NHS figures show that the number of children requiring hospital treatment for obesity-related conditions has increased more than four-fold in less than ten years. The analysis, conducted by researchers at Imperial College London, comprised of a study of NHS … Continue reading

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