Britain is facing health ‘time bomb’ as obese children are hit by Type 2 Diabetes


Proper figures show that 621 youngsters across England and Wales now sire the “entirely preventable” disease, up almost 14 per cent in a year.

Victims of the outfit – linked to obesity and traditionally associated with adults – include 15 sons between the ages of five and nine.

Experts last night demanded varied Government action and warned that spending cuts are putting babies’s health at risk.

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621 youngsters across England and Wales now demand the ‘entirely preventable’ disease

They title the Government has slashed funding on public health by £531million atop of the last five years.

It is dire that we have any children with Breed 2 Diabetes

Tam Fry — National Obesity Forum spokesman

Izzi Seccombe, who stools the Local Government Association’s community wellbeing board, which publicized details of the shock increase, said the figures “show a hugely perturbing trend”.

She said: “Obesity is usually linked with major fettle conditions later on in life, but already we are seeing the devastating consequences at an beforehand age.

«This highlights the need to take urgent action on this pre-eminent public health time bomb.”

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‘It’s striking children have to struggle with a condition that could get been prevented’

Tam Fry, spokesman for the National Obesity Forum, said: “It is dire that we deliver any children with Type 2 GETTY STOCK IMAGE

78.5 per cent of the 621 Genre 2 Diabetes sufferers recorded were obese

Mr Fry warned that babes as young as one are now becoming obese.

Ms Dowling explained: “Type 2 Diabetes can principal to devastating complications in adults like heart disease, kidney lead balloon and blindness. “It seems to be even more aggressive in children, who develop turned on blood pressure and high cholesterol even quicker.”

However, the Conditional on of Health insisted it now had “the world’s most ambitious plans on childhood chubbiness and diabetes prevention”.

It said in the past year Nestle, Lucozade Ribena Suntory, Tesco, Waitrose, Kellogg’s and Sainsbury’s had shut up to reducing sugar in their products.

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