The latest statistics from the British Heart Foundation reveal the worrying and continuing trend in childhood obesity and the impact on health and life expectancy. The unhealthy lifestyles of today’s children could see them die younger than their parents because of heart disease, diabetes and other medical conditions.
The study has found that with around 30 per cent of children and young people being overweight or obese, less than one in five children in the UK eating their five a day, and a minority doing recommended levels of daily exercise, the 50-year trend of reducing cardiovascular disease is set to be reversed.
Category: Funding longer lives: Health/medicine, Social contract
Location: United Kingdom