Fat is down to Barbie

6th January 2006 at 00:00
Barbie dolls and iPods are helping to make our children fat, according to research by the North East Wales Institute of Higher Education. Professor Kate Sullivan, from the Wrexham-based college, compared cult toys of the 1970s, including space hoppers, with today's top toys. PE teachers blamed a rise in obesity on parents who gave the unhealthy presents.

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