Fears of obesity timebomb
School children could be facing an obesity timebomb


Warning issued that primary school children are facing an obesity timebomb as public health funding in North East is slashed.

A pupil weighing more than 15st was measured at a primary school in Newcastle - ranking as the heaviest 10-year-old in the North East. According to alarming new statistics, 25 primary school children in the region have a BMI of 35 or more, potentially making them morbidly obese.

The figures have prompted concerns that a child obesity timebomb is set to explode at the same time the North East is facing massive cuts in public health spending.

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