John Wass

Professor John Wass, Obesity Health Alliance Steering Group member and special advisor on obesity to Royal College of Physicians

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  • Child obesity rates continue to grow in England — we need action nowSubscription

    1 DEC 2016

    In October 2016, NHS Digital released the latest set of figures from the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP). Another set of childhood obesity statistics and another bleak picture. Year on year, we are faced with sobering figures that reveal an increasingly worrying trend: the number of obese and overweight children in the UK is not falling and is, in fact, rising. Overall, 9.3% of four and five-year-olds in primary reception class in England in 2015–16 were classed as obese, u

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