Nice: Help of parents vital for children to lose weight

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.

Read: New guidance to help tackle child obesity

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Obese kids 'should watch less TV'

More needs to be done to tackle the "obesity timebomb" in children, the health watchdog Nice has warned. New guidance suggests parents of obese children should cut the amount of time their offspring spends watching TV and playing computer games.