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Britain is often referred to as “the fat man of Europe” because of its reputation for ballooning obesity rates.
The UK's overweight population currently stands at 24.9 per cent, and there a whole host of health problems related to carrying a few extra pounds.
When I’m older being overweight will affect my confidence.
With her mum’s insistence, the girl continued:
I’m more likely to get diabetes and having children might be harder for me.
Type 1 diabetes occurs when the body’s immune system attacks and destroys cells that produce insulin. This means a patient will need regular insulin treatment to keep their glucose levels normal.
There are no lifestyle changes you can make to reduce the risk of this type of diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes affects 90 per cent of diabetic people and is linked to obesity.
indy100 has contacted the FSS for comment.
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