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3 in 5 of England’s most deprived boys will be overweight or obese by 2020

Authors/ source/ publisher
Obesity Health Alliance
Date added to library 28 October 2016
Year published
Stark new figures from the Obesity Health Alliance, released, show a looming significant weight gap between the poorest and wealthiest primary-school aged boys living in England.  Three in five (60%) of the most deprived boys aged 5-11 are predicted to be overweight or obese by 2020, compared to about one in six (16%) of boys in the most affluent group [1].  The projections used in this report, were carried out by the Modelling Team, at the UK Health Forum.