Dr Markus Hesseling,
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Healthy children 'seen as too thin' - paediatrician

A doctor claims so many children are now overweight that parents with healthy children are taking them to clinics believing they are too thin.

Dr Markus Hesseling, consultant paediatrician at Glan Clywd Hospital, said overweight children were getting "younger and younger".

"Healthy children are being seen as too thin because there are so many children who are heavier," he told BBC Wales.

A member of the Royal College of Paediatrics, he said the responsibility did not only lie with parents and called for a tax on high sugar and high fat foods.

  • 14 Oct 2015
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