Health: Obesity

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:15 am on 29th November 2007.

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Photo of The Countess of Mar The Countess of Mar Crossbench 11:15 am, 29th November 2007

My Lords, the Minister said that various factors may contribute to obesity. In light of the fact that many infants who do not rely on exercise and who do not necessarily eat chips and bread and butter are becoming grossly overweight, will she consider the contribution that the huge number of new chemicals to which we have been exposed during the past 40 years may have made to creating genetic alterations before children are born?