Huge rise in child and teen obesity, says WHO

The number of obese children and adolescents worldwide has jumped tenfold in the past 40 years, according to the World Health Organisation. The WHO says the rise is accelerating in low and middle income countries especially in Asia. It's carried out the largest ever study based on height and weight measurements of 129 million people. "Overweight in childhood and adolescence also causes social psychological problems for the children themselves, more stigmatism, more bullying, less optimal scho… READ MORE : What are the top stories today? Click to watch: euronews: the most watched news channel in Europe Subscribe! euronews is available in 13 languages: In English: Website: Facebook: Twitter: Google+: VKontakte:

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