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Record levels of severe obesity in children

New data published shows the rate of severe obesity among year 6 children (aged 10 to 11) has increased by more than a third since 2006 to 2007 to 4.2%.

The latest data from the national child measurement programme also shows stubborn inequalities persist, with obesity in the poorest areas more than double that of the richest areas.