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Rise in obesity among children in England may be slowing

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 04 November 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b4568
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1London

    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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