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Obesity and disability: children and young people

PHE has published a paper examining the evidence linking obesity and disability in children and young people.

Disabled children in the kitchen

The paper looks at a range of impairments or health conditions associated with disability and explores the main obesity-related chronic health conditions that can develop during childhood and adolescence. It also highlights:

  • inequalities experienced by children and young people in relation to obesity and disability
  • implications for policy, practice and research
  • survey data on obesity and limiting long-term illness or disability

See the paper Obesity and disability: children and young people

Published 5 March 2014