Grim health news: Study shows 50 percent of children ages 8 to 10 are obese in Seychelles

One out of every two children between eight to ten years old in Seychelles is obese as a result of low physical activity and poor diet, a new scientific study shows.

The grim assessment on child health was shared during a presentation of a study carried out by the Seychelles’ Ministry of Health in collaboration with the United Nation’s International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Thursday.

Called the ‘Assessment of Childhood Obesity’, the study showed that in the food patterns of the school children at the top is sugar-sweetened beverages at 72 percent and at the bottom is water at 8 percent. 

The study also showed that 57 percent of the children watched television and 28 percent played electronic devices such as video games, laptop and tablets on school days for at least 2 hours per day….
Source: Seychelles News Agency