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Childhood obesity warning

A new report says parents are concerned that talking to their child about their weight will lead to an eating disorder.

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Parents 'do not recognise obesity in their children'

Research shows that telling if a child is overweight by sight alone is generally inaccurate and usually leads parents of overweight children to mistakenly conclude that are a healthy weight.

Parents are unable to tell if their children are healthy or not Credit: Reuters

If left unrecognised this may have major implications for the childs future health.

With over a third of children classed as overweight or obese in the UK, only a very small proportion of them are getting the practical support they urgently need to reach and maintain a healthier weight.

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