Rise in obesity among children in England may be slowingBMJ 2009; 339 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b4568 (Published 04 November 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b4568
- Zosia Kmietowicz
The rate of increase in the number of children who are obese or overweight may be starting to slow, shows a new analysis of the latest data.
In 2007 researchers predicted that by 2020 the proportion of boys aged 2 to 11 years who would be obese or overweight would be 42%. This figure has now been revised down to 30% by the National Heart Forum.
The proportion of girls aged 2 …
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