One in 10 children becomes obese or overweight in primary school yearsBMJ 2016; 354 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i4743 (Published 01 September 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4743
- Gareth Iacobucci
- The BMJ
One in 10 children starting primary school in England at a healthy weight is obese or overweight on leaving, figures from Cancer Research UK have shown.1
The analysis showed that an average of 57 100 (10%) of children leaving primary school in England each year from 2012-13 to 2014-15 were overweight or obese by body mass index (BMI), having started school at a healthy BMI from 2006-07 to 2008-09.
The charity said that this was …