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UK government likely to miss its target to reduce childhood obesity

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 02 March 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:505
  1. Andrew Cole
  1. London

    Confusion among local professionals over the best way to tackle child obesity is threatening the UK government's target of halting the increase in the condition by 2010, a report by three influential public watchdogs has warned.

    A joint study by the Audit Commission, the Healthcare Commission, and the National Audit Office notes that two years after the announcement of the target, to stop the rise in obesity in children under …

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