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Child obesity rates 'levelling off' among under-10s

The rise in childhood obesity, which has left one in three UK children overweight, may be beginning to level off in the under-10s, a study suggests.

There was a steady rise in the proportion of overweight children between 1994 and 2003, but in the past decade it has remained at about 30%.

The King's College London researchers added that obesity rates among 11-15 year-olds are still rising, however.

And Public Health England said there was no room for complacency.

Dominic Hughes reports.

  • 30 Jan 2015
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