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Thursday, 30 May 2019 - 11:12
Increase in obesity among school children
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The Health Promotion Bureau says that a considerable number of school children in Sri Lanka suffer from obesity.

In a statement issued the Bureau said that there is a risk that from 100 Grade Five students seven will suffer from obesity, and five from 100 Grade 10 students will also be obese.

As a result heart ailments, diseases of the liver, problems in the metabolism and in the bones could occur.

If expedited solutions are not provided for this situation, the Bureau further stated that it will become a burning problem in the future in the fields of Sri Lankan society, health and the economy.

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