Child obesity cases treated in hospital have more than doubled in two years, ...

Child obesity cases treated in hospital have more than doubled in two years, figures show Number of babies and toddlers treated in hospital for obesity more than doubled in two years Obesity contributory factor in 1,087 patients aged four and under last year The figure has more than tripled from 336 in 2013/14 to 1,087 in 2019/20

By Daily Mail Reporter

Published: 00:38 BST, 1 May 2021 | Updated: 00:38 BST, 1 May 2021

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The number of obese babies and toddlers treated in NHS hospitals has more than doubled in two years, figures show.

Doctors say obesity was a contributory factor in 1,087 patients aged four and under last year, with 61 less than a year old. 

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Conditions included diabetes, asthma, sleep apnoea and stomach reflux, caused by scoffing fatty foods.

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