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A survey of 2994 children aged 4 to 12 years in Gibraltar found that the prevalence of obesity increased from 9.1% of 4 year old girls to 29.3% of 11 year old girls and from 3.4% of 4 year old boys to 33.5% of 11 year old boys. The high level of obesity, especially amongst 11 year olds, may be due to a number of reasons; but over-reliance on fast food, extreme traffic congestion hence poor facilities for bicycles and rollerblades, and long lunch breaks with grandparents no doubt play a role- resulting in weight gain.

Obesity Survey Taipei
A survey of 1045 children aged 9 to 12 years in Taipei indicated that 20.6% of boys and 11.2% of girls are obese. The children reported having very inactive lifestyles, with lack of time, a companion, and space being the main reasons for not getting enough exercise. Obesity was much higher amongst boys than girls, which may be influenced by the fact that boys prefer protein -rich foods, while girls prefer fruit.

Source: PRESS RELEASE. British Dietetic Association

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