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Nearly one in 20 European adolescents is obese, survey finds

BMJ 2017; 357 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j2445 (Published 19 May 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j2445
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

Nearly one in 20 European adolescents is obese, suggests a report on trends and inequalities in obesity among teenagers around Europe, based on latest observations from the Health Behaviour in School Aged Children survey.1

This is a cross national study run by the World Health Organization that monitors the health behaviours, health outcomes, and social environments of teenagers aged 11, 13, and 15 every four years. It has collected …

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