The ubiquitous presence of chicken shops is a major contributing factor to the national problem of youth obesity, which sees more than 1 in 3 children aged 11-15 years are overweight or obese costing the NHS as much as £4 billion annually.
Young people in Newham have the fourth highest level of obesity in London and the highest prevalence of diabetes, with over 200 children aged 16 or under diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.
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