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Childhood obesity: should primary school children be routinely screened? A systematic review and discussion of the evidence
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    Thank goodness children can be cruel

    Dear Editor,

    The childhood obesity debate continues, with polarised views from clinicians and academics (1), Ministers (2) and journalists (3). The opinion divide between clinicians (favouring case identification and ‘treatment’) and academics with public health overview (favouring primary prevention) has not been uncommon across the spectrum of health and disease. For chronic conditions like diabetes and heart dis...

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