السمنة لدى الاطفال عند معدل العام الماضي

<span xml:lang="en"><paragraph role="introduction">Hello and welcome to BBC Xtra English!</paragraph><paragraph>Today Doug and Louay talk about a new study about the levels of child obesity in the UK.</paragraph><paragraph>The National Heart Forum has released a study that says the rise in obesity amongst children may be starting to slow down.</paragraph><paragraph>It predicts that by the year 2020, the proportion of overweight or obese boys aged between 2-11 will be 30% and not the previously predicted figure of 42%.</paragraph><paragraph>For girls, the previously predicted figure was also reduced from 48% to 27%.</paragraph><paragraph>This is an encouraging sign as health statistics in the past decade have not been very encouraging.</paragraph><paragraph>Currently 1.5 million children in England are considered to be overweight or obese and this leaves them at increased risk of heart diseases.</paragraph><paragraph>The lead researcher behind this study, Professor Klim McPherson, said that these figures "present a more positive picture that obesity may be levelling off in children."</paragraph><paragraph>He also said that the government needs to keep up the work it is doing to tackle obesity.</paragraph><paragraph>Gillian Merron, the Minister for Public Health agreed with Professor McPherson and said that recent government health initiatives have had a positive impact.</paragraph><paragraph>But she also said that obesity levels are still too high and there is still a lot of work to be done to make sure that people know the importance of eating and living healthily.</paragraph><paragraph>However some people say that unless parents take an active role in helping their children eat the correct foods, children will still eat unhealthily and become obese.</paragraph><paragraph>What do you this is the correct solution to child obesity? Write to us in English! برأيك ما الحل المناسب للسمنة لدى الاطفال؟ اكتب لنا بالانجليزية</paragraph> <audio media-id="d7e354"/> <paragraph> National Heart Forum المنتدى الوطني للقلب obesity السمنة proportion نسبة overweight زيادة الوزن previously سابقا predicted تنبأ/ توقع tackle يعالج initiatives مبادرات importance اهمية</paragraph> <audio media-id="d7e505"/> </span>