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One-fifth of children in Mazovia are overweight. WUM's latest study

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Published Oct. 2, 2023 09:23

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A study conducted by researchers at Warsaw Medical University indicates that one in five children in Mazovia is overweight. Problems with excess weight is a dangerous trend that requires effective education not only about diet, but also the entire lifestyle.

Commissioned by the Marshal's Office of the Mazovian Voivodeship, the Medical University of Warsaw carried out a survey on lifestyle, nutrition and dietary knowledge. The survey was conducted on a group of 1,642 children from elementary (grades VII and VIII) and secondary schools in Mazovia. Its purpose was to create an educational campaign for children and adolescents on proper nutrition.

The results of the survey are not optimistic, as it turns out that one in five children in Mazovia is overweight. And it's not just about the resulting "aesthetic" problems and lack of acceptance among peers, but primarily that being overweight at a young age seriously increases the risk of diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular and skeletal diseases or joint disorders. Poor nutrition also causes fatigue, irritability, and badly affects mental condition or ability to concentrate. Filip Raciborski - head of the study - stresses that the results of the WUM study are more or l...

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