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Burger off: We don’t need dodgy stats to know we’re looking down the barrel of a gun when it comes to weight
Burger off: We don’t need dodgy stats to know we’re looking down the barrel of a gun when it comes to weight
Ian O'Doherty

Ian O'Doherty

Well, now we know what this week's moral panic is childhood obesity. That means the spotlight has veered, momentarily, away from childhood drinking. Or childhood drug-taking. Or kids having sex.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), Irish kids are due to be the fattest children on earth and they will all be dead by the time they're 30.

Actually, that's not quite what they said. The WHO figures which are being bandied about are based on a loose projection model, and it has bad news for every country.

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