article in the Telegraph
"This year 88 per cent of eligible children took part - almost one million - compared to 80 per cent last year.
Tim Straughan, chief executive of the NHS Information Centre, said: "Obesity is one of the biggest threats to the health of our nation and it is of huge concern that the problem is afflicting so many children and at such an early age.
"Today's report is the second time The NHS Information Centre has published annual findings for the programme. Over time, we expect the programme to pinpoint trends in the prevalence of obesity which will help frontline staff identify where best to direct their efforts in tackling the problem."
Children who are overweight or obese are more likely to have lifelong health problems and type 2 diabetes, normally only seen in adults over the age of 40 is now being diagnosed in children."
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