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This paper presents new findings on attitudes in Britain towards obesity and what might be done to reduce its prevalence. Despite appreciating some of the health risks, people tend not to recognise obesity when it does exist – and especially so in men. Obesity is frequently regarded as a...
Obesity prevalence shows a significant downward trend in both Reception boys and girls overall in the 2006/7 to 2014/15 period covered by the NCMP. The trends in obesity in Year 6 boys and girls continue to show year - on - year increases but the rates of increase are slowing down compared with...
Subject: Obesity, BMI
A simple guide to the different methods that can be used to interpret BMI in children and young people.
Subject: Obesity, BMI
This Q and A style briefing paper provides an overview of the use of body mass index (BMI) for the measurement of obesity. BMI is a person’s weight in kilograms divided by the square of their height in metres. It is one of the most commonly used ways of estimating whether a person is...