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Overweight children could become the “new norm” for Europe, WHO says

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g1821 (Published 27 February 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g1821
  1. Rebecca Coombes
  1. 1BMJ

A new large scale analysis has shown alarming rates of overweight children across Europe. The World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe, which released the figures from the 53 WHO European Region member states, said that being overweight was now so common in children, it risked becoming the “new norm.”

New country profiles1 showed that the prevalence of overweight among 11 year old boys …

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