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But while the problem is growing in Year 6, the proportion of overweight children in reception class is slowly falling.
In a second experiment, 74 sixth- and seventh-graders who were shown the overweight character or both the normal- and overweight characters took more candies (3) than those who saw only the normal-weight character (2).
Pressuring kids to eat was more common when both parties were not overweight, compared to pairs who were overweight or had differing statuses.
Misperception of weight varied by race, with black females being least likely to believe they were overweight even if they were.
Furthermore, in the same poll, 40% of Americans said they consider themselves to be "very" or "somewhat" overweight.
In 1980, 24 per cent of men and 29 per cent of women were overweight or obese, a five percentage point difference, but, in 2013, the rates were 28 per cent for men and 38 per cent for women, the largest gap in the region.
Larger mannequins are being introduced into clothes shops, "size inflation" means that clothes with the same size label have become larger in recent decades, and news stories about weight often feature pictures of severely obese people, which are unrepresentative of the majority of overweight people.
According to GlobalData's forecast, the prevalent cases of both overweight and obesity will increase dramatically over the next decade, with the number of obese adults increasing by an alarming 27.
Being overweight or obese is caused by a variety of factors and is influenced by social and economic deprivation and age.
The fattest region is the North East, where 68% of people are overweight or obese, followed by the West Midlands at 65.
4%) of residents were deemed overweight or obese while the best figures came from York (58.
The Overseas Development Institute said one in three people worldwide was now overweight and urged governments to do more to influence diets.