Professor Mike Kelly, of the health watchdog Nice, has said it is difficult for obese children to lose weight without help from their families.
Speaking on Daybreak, he said that spiralling obesity was to blame for a range of childhood diseases that were not seen in children several decades ago.
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ITV Border Political Editor Peter MacMahon says it's far too early to call this referendum.
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