Dutch news in brief, 2 March 2006

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Obesity beginning earlier, Obesity is manifesting itself at an increasing younger age, according to a study by research company TNO in Leiden and the VU Medisch Centrum. An estimated 14 percent of boys and 17 percent of girls are overweight. A quarter of nine-year-old girls are overweight. Only 1 in 7 were overweight in in 1997 1 in 15 in 1980. Some 80,000 children were examined in the study.

Obesity beginning earlier

Obesity is manifesting itself at an increasing younger age, according to a study by research company TNO in Leiden and the VU Medisch Centrum. An estimated 14 percent of boys and 17 percent of girls are overweight. A quarter of nine-year-old girls are overweight. Only 1 in 7 were overweight in in 1997 1 in 15 in 1980. Some 80,000 children were examined in the study.

Man denies dropping fatal paving stone

Jeroen van G, 23, denied during his appeal in The Hague on Thursday that he dropped the paving stone from a viaduct on the A4 near Rijswijk last year. A woman motorist was killed by the stone. Last year Van G. admitted dropping the stone and was jailed for six years for murder. He put the blame on Thursday on his co-defendant, Davy V., 19.

Winter weather spares evening commuters

Motorists had few weather-related problems on Thursday evening as the snow held off. Snow that fell in the morning had mostly melted by the afternoon. Traffic jams by 6pm were reported to be of "normal length and in the usual places".

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2006]

Subject: Dutch news

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