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As a mum you’d assume that you’d know straight away if your child is overweight, right?

 

Well, a new study has found that nine of out ten mothers would not be able to recognise if their child is not of a healthy weight. 

 

This is according to the Health Survey for England, a study published by NHS Digital, which found that the vast majority of parents are suffering from “obesity blindness”.

 

 

The study, which included interviews with almost 6,000 children under the age of 15 and more than 8,000 adults, found that 91 percent of overweight children were described as being a normal weight by their mums.

 

And for those who are obese, 48 percent of mums and 43 percent of dads didn't see a problem.

 

“It is possible that consistently high levels of childhood obesity in recent years have normalised an unhealthy weight,” study author Gillian Prior, head of health at the National Centre for Social Research Perceptions said, according to the Telegraph

 

 

The study also found that 26 percent of girls are overweight or obese, while 30 percent of boys are.

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