Sunday, July 27, 2008

Number of Out-Patient Clinics for Obese Children Quadruples

In the last national study of 1997, 400,000-600,000 Dutch children were found to be overweight. Prof. Remy Hirasing, who teaches youth health care at the Free University of Amsterdam, says that the number must have increased greatly since then. The average weight is also increasing and it is affecting increasingly younger children. The number of out-patient departments for obese children has quadrupled in the Netherlands since 2004.

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