2005-11-06

Health bomb keeps ticking

Updating the diabetes story...

A special report in the Guardian turns our attention to this ticking health bomb.

…childhood obesity has tripled in the past 25 years. Nearly one in six British kids is overweight; 6% are obese. For the first time, children are being diagnosed with type-2 diabetes, a disease previously thought to be confined to the over-40s. Last year, the government floated a possible ban on the TV advertising of junk food…

…bans don't necessarily work. There are no ads on children's television in Sweden and yet their kids are as overweight as ours…


Read the report here.
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