Parents Rarely Spot Child Obesity
Parents hardly ever spot obesity in their children, resulting in damaging consequences for health, doctors warn.
In a study of 2,976 families in the UK, only four parents thought their child was very overweight. Medical assessments put the figure at 369.
The researchers, writing in the British Journal of General Practice, said obesity had become the new normal in society.
Experts said the study showed the “enormity” of the obesity epidemic.
Around one in five children in Year 6 is obese and a further 14% are overweight,