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  Fat kids will have shorter lives than parents
Updated 26 December 2002, 13.52
Children in McDonalds
You've scoffed your turkey and Christmas pud so maybe now isn't the time to tell you one in ten of you is too fat!

The scary part is today's children aren't likely to live as long as their parents, according to a new study.

It's all down to bad eating habits,

A group called the Fabian Society says kids will have shorter lives and get more illnesses unless something's done.

Sweets ad ban

Eggs and chips
So they want ads for sweets and fizzy drinks aimed at children banned near schools and put on TV later in the evening.

They also reckon the government should explain to every household how to eat healthily.

The Fabian Society discusses politics and ideas.

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