Child obesity cases treated in hospital have more than doubled in two years, figures show

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The number of obese babies and toddlers treated in UK hospitals has more than doubled in two years, figures show. Doctors say obesity was a contributory factor in 1,087 patients aged four and under last year, with 61 less than a year old.  Conditions included diabetes, asthma, sleep apnea and stomach reflux. The figure has more than tripled from 336 in 2013/14 to 1,087 in 2019/20, the latest year for which figures are available. Tam Fry, from the National Obesity Forum, said it was ‘horrifying’ that infants ‘scarcely out of the womb’ are so overweight.  Read more