Fifth of children in Isle of Man are overweight

Dr Paul Emerson

Dr Paul Emerson

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More than a fifth of all five-year-olds in the Isle of Man are obese or overweight.

The shocking figures were released by the Department of Health’s public health division after Chief Minister Allan Bell launched a stinging attack on levels of childhood obesity.

Mr Bell said parents were responsible for ensuring their children eat properly and take enough exercise – and those who failed to do so could be guilty of neglect.


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