Low-income children were more at risk of obesity than their peers, dubbing it "a very important cause of health inequality, according to a GP turned MP.
The chair of the Health Select Committee, Sarah Wollaston told Good Morning Britain 12% of children from the most deprived backgrounds were obese when they started primary school, where as "24% being obese," by the time they finished primary school.
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