One in 10 Primary one pupils 'overweight or obese'

One in 10 Primary one pupils 'overweight or obese'
 

More than one in 10 children have started primary school overweight or obese since 2005, according to a study.
Almost 83,000 four to five-year-olds entered P1 carrying excess weight between 2005-2006 and 2014-2015, Cancer Research UK said.
The charity warned obesity could become a "crippling burden on society and the NHS" if action was not taken.
The Scottish government said it encouraged people to be more active, eat less and eat better.
According to Cancer Research UK's Statistical Information Team, four and five-year-olds in Scotland are also "more likely" to be... read more

 
11 October 2016 in Regional, Views: 41
Source: BBC
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