Anonymous shots of obese children's stomachs
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Parents not recognising obesity in their own children

Many parents in England are failing to recognise that their children are overweight until the problem has reached an extreme level.

Researchers have found that parents are more likely to underestimate their child's weight if they are black or south Asian, from a more deprived background, or if the child is a boy.

Dominic Hughes reports.

  • 30 Mar 2015
  • From the section Health
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