New Findings on Obesity/Inactivity Link Welcomed by Health and Life Insurance Comparison Site QuoteBoffin.co.uk
Released on: July 12, 2010, 01:47 pm
New research conducted by scientists based at the Peninsula
Medical School in Plymouth have revealed that a lack of activity is not
always the key factor in childhood obesity. Findings suggest that it
is often the case that obesity leads to a lack of activity.
The study, published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood, concluded that
overweight youngsters are affected psychologically as well as physically, with many
having a negative perception of their bodies. This leads to a decrease in
confidence and participation in group exercise, especially within a school
Child obesity levels have been on the rise for decades, so an in-depth investigation
into the problem such as this can only be a beneficial addition to our general
understanding of the issue according to health insurance comparison site
Rather than simply emphasising the increasing need for exercise amongst young
children, it is apparent that a drastic reformation in general eating habits is
The EarlyBird Diabetes study followed a group of 200 city school children for an 11
year period. It discovered no indication that an increase in exercise had any
effect on the weight of obese children. However, the study did demonstrate that
children who put on weight were guilty of doing relatively less exercise.
This suggest that the problem lies in persuading children to both exercise and eat
healthily, with the latter proving to be the main stumbling block.
This study comes as the government announce their withdrawal of funding from the
Change4Life public health campaign. Since 2009 £50 million has been invested in the
anti-obesity initiative, which aimed to address the ever increasing levels of
obesity in British society.
Recent statistics from weight loss site weightlosscoachandtrainer.co.uk tell us that
almost half the male population and approximately 30% of women are obese, with
figures predicted to reach a third of all UK citizens, including children, by 2012.
Such statistics, coupled with the impending public spending cuts in anti-obesity
campaigning are make for a concerning read.
However, insurance comparison site QuoteBoffin.co.uk hoes
that the latest research will give rise to further investigation into the matter, as
well as prompting the private sector to fill the gap left by the withdrawal of
public sector support.
Contact Details: About QuoteBoffin
Quoteboffin.co.uk is an online insurance comparison website offering life insurance
comparison tools that allow users to search the market and procure the best life
insurance policies and quotes.
QuoteBoffin.co.uk was launched in February 2010 and is a trading style of David and
Co Consultants Limited.
QuoteBoffin.co.uk is FSA regulated.
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