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Simon Gillespie, chief executive of the British Heart Foundation, said: "Falling rates of obesity in reception age children is promising, but the fact remains that we now have more children leaving primary school overweight or obese and this is unacceptable.
Simon Gillespie, chief executive of the British Heart Foundation, said: "We now have more children leaving primary school overweight or obese, and this is simply unacceptable.
Our study revealed that obese patients benefit more from liver transplantation than lower weight patients, and suggests that we should consider lowering weight restrictions for patients who are otherwise good candidates for liver transplant," said Dr.
Husbands of about five per cent overweight women felt sexual dissatisfaction compared to six per cent of husbands of obese women, and one out of 10 husbands of morbidly obese women.
Children with obese mothers, too, found weight difficult to judge, with the vast majority of them incorrectly classifying an adult's size.
However, the story is very different among people in counties where obesity is common, the scientists found that among men, about 79 percent of the gap in the probability of severely obese and non-obese individuals reporting that they are "very satisfied" with their lives is eliminated if one moves from a county in the 5th percentile for obesity in the US (with an obesity rate of 24 percent) to a county in the 95th percentile (with a rate of 46 percent).
Being overweight or obese is caused by a variety of factors and is influenced by social and economic deprivation and age.
In Birmingham 64 per cent are overweight or obese, Lichfield 66.
The figure is double the amount of obese four and five-year-olds (9.
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence states one in 1,000 women who gives birth has a BMI of more than 50, while one in three mothers who die giving birth is obese.
Researchers found that overweight children were twice as likely to develop gallstones, while moderately obese children have a four times higher risk of developing gallstones and extremely obese children are six times as likely to have gallstones.
Blacks are among the most likely in the United States to be very obese, with about 9% falling into obese class II and 6% obese class III -- the highest Body Mass Index (BMI) categories.