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Childhood obesity: Danish doctor may have solution

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BRISTOL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 07: A burger from a fast food outlet is seen on January 7, 2013 in Bristol, England. A government-backed TV advert - made by Aardman, the creators of Wallace and Gromit - to promote healthy eating in England, is to be shown for the first time later today. England has one of the highest rates of obesity in Europe - costing the NHS 5 billion GDP each year - with currently over 60 percent of adults and a third of 10 and 11 year olds thought to be overweight or obese. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
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A burger from a fast food outlet is seen on January 7, 2013 in Bristol, England. A government-backed TV advert - made by Aardman, the creators of Wallace and Gromit - to promote healthy eating in England, is to be shown. England has one of the highest rates of obesity in Europe - costing the NHS 5 billion GDP each year - with currently over 60 percent of adults and a third of 10 and 11 year olds thought to be overweight or obese. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

In a trial of his plan, a Danish pediatrician treated 1,900 children, and helped 70 percent of them reach and maintain a normal weight. But there are 20 things children have to do to make it work.

Child obesity is on the rise in this country and many others and it's been a continuing struggle to address the problem.

A Danish pediatrician thinks he might have the answer.

In a trial of his plan, he's treated 1,900 children, and helped 70 percent of them reach and maintain a normal weight.

But there are 20 things the children have to do to make it work. Now the Danes are urging other nations to learn from their experience. The BBC's Malcolm Brabant reports.

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