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Is TV Making our children fat?


Staff member
By Nutrition Experts

The most recent statistics on the prevalence of obesity in children in the UK show that about 22 per cent of boys and 28 per cent of girls aged 2-15 are overweight or obese. Conservative estimates indicate that at least one fifth of boys and one third of girls will be obese by 2020.

The evidence suggests that older children who are obese and the heaviest children at any age have an increased likelihood of being obese as adults. Other evidence suggests that overweight children now have a 50 per cent chance of being overweight adults, and children of overweight parents have twice the risk compared to those with healthy weight parents.



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Running around the backyard, playing with other children on the streets, climbing trees and plucking mangoes has been replaced with being a couch potatoe,holding a 44oz of cocacola and a box of pizza while playing the WII videogame for 8hrs non stop.
Yes, TV is a contribution to obesity.