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New US documentary reveals obese children’s struggles

Bite Size, a new American film due to be released soon, will feature four children aged between 11 and 13 years old who have all been diagnosed as clinically obese.

The four kids, Emily, Moy, Davion, and Keanna, are all trying to lose weight by (more…)

Children undergoing radical surgery for weight problems

A new documentary series for Channel 4 has revealed a few of the cases that doctors have to cope with at a specialist NHS clinic that offers gastric bypass operations.

Among those featured was a 12-year-old boy, believed to be the (more…)

Child obesity increases risk of adulthood cancer

Danish research has revealed that children who are obese or overweight may develop a higher risk of oesophageal cancer as they grow up.

The study, which was recently published in the British Journal of Cancer, looked at the health records of (more…)

Expert calls for focus on child fitness

A leading kid’s fitness expert at the University of Essex has called for a greater focus on inactivity among children.

This is rather than concentrating on (more…)

Record numbers of teenagers having obesity surgery

The number of young people undergoing weight-loss surgery has increased over the last few years, with figures doubling in the last five.

Meanwhile, the number of teenagers below the age of 18 having surgery for (more…)

Health experts call for compulsory weight checks

British specialists have stated that regular weigh-ins should be introduced for all men, women, and children to halt the rapidly increasing levels of obesity.

The National Obesity Forum (NOF) has also claimed that (more…)

West Midlands experts call for reduced sugar in child’s diet

New data released in Walsall has indicated that almost 25% of children in the region are overweight or obese.

This has led to local health chiefs supporting (more…)

Unusual foods being ‘recommended’ for children by NHS trust

A leaflet issued by Poole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust recommended that parents feed their children crisps and chocolate from around eight months of age.

The guidance was issued to parents of children attending (more…)

Mobile food vans in London to tackle child obesity

A six month initiative has launched in four north and east London boroughs to help tackle the increasing problem of childhood obesity.

An organisation called Shift Design introduced (more…)

New rules for New York day care restricts sugary drinks

According to new regulations issued by the authorities of a US state, licensed day care providers will only be allowed to serve children water, low-fat milk, or 100% fruit juice in a move to prevent child obesity.

For most of New York, the new rules will (more…)

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