London: One in 10 children in Britainwill be obese by 2015, a new study has predicted.
The prevalence of obesity among children from manualworker class households will be 10.7 per cent for boys and11.2 per cent for girls, compared with 7.9 per cent for boysand 5.4 per cent for girls from non-manual households, thestudy has predicted. The "fat gap" between rich and poor is theresult of food poverty -- a term used to explain why those onlow incomes often can`t provide a healthy diet for theirchildren. Poorer families are also sometimes resistant to healthmessages aimed at changing their lifestyle. In 1995, childobesity levels stood at just 3.1 per cent for boys and 5.2 percent for girls. By 2007, they had risen to 6.9 and 7.4 percent respectively.
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