Health alert as 1.6m children start secondary school overweight
Between 2006/07 and 2014/15, there were 1,654,894 children in England who started Year 7 with an unhealthy weight, according to Cancer Research UK.
The alarming figure foretells a future of ill-health for the nation, the charity says.
It added that obese children were about five times more likely to become obese adults.
The charity has called on the Government to press ahead with measures set out in its Childhood Obesity Plan, which was published in the summer.
Many leading health organisations criticised the plan because it did not contain new curbs on junk food advertising.
The plan had... read more
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