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UK children are more than twice as likely to be obese than previous generations, figures show

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 20 May 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2710
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

Children born in the United Kingdom since the 1980s are two to three times more likely to be overweight or obese by age 10 than those in previous generations, shows an analysis of birth cohorts since the 1940s.

Reporting in PLOS Medicine,1 researchers analysed data on 56 632 people with 273 843 body mass index (BMI) observations from five birth cohorts: the …

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