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posted on 01 November 2016

UK's Most Deprived Boys At Highest Risk Of Obesity

by Felix Richter,

-- this post authored by Martin Armstrong

In conjunction with World Obesity Day, the Obesity Health Alliance (OHA) released a report revealing that the most deprived 5 to 11 year olds in the UK are far more likely to be obese than their more privileged counterparts.

Worse still, while obesity among boys from the least deprived families is expected to fall as we go to 2020, rates for the most deprived boys are forecast to rise from 27 percent to a staggering 43 percent. The OHA primarily lays the blame on sugar consumption. Children in general receive an average of 13 percent of their daily calorie intake from sugar - 8 percentage points above the recommended maximum.

This chart shows the share of UK boys that are forecast to be obese by 2020, by social category.

Infographic: UK's Most Deprived Boys At Highest Risk Of Obesity | Statista

You will find more statistics at Statista.

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