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Ethical aspects of fat: who’s to blame if a child is overweight?

In the UK, one in five ten-year-olds are obese – a stark reminder that Britain is in the grip of an obesity epidemic. But children aren’t in charge of what they eat, so who’s responsible? Should parents be held accountable if their children are overweight? Consider both sides of the argument in this week’s pick.

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