Published in Health and Medicine Week, September 4th, 2006
"As councils cut their spending on outdoor spaces and society encourages physical idleness, obesity is becoming an epidemic. Young people now face heart problems, diabetes and other diseases because of their sedentary lifestyles. This puts them at risk of premature death and confronts the NHS with a rocketing bill," said Professor Lamine Mahdjoubi, from the University of the West of England, who chaired the conference.
Children are denied the...
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