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Fukushima kids fatter as radiation fears cut exercise

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Children in Fukushima are getting fatter as outdoor activities have been cut in the area due to radiation fears after last year's nuclear disaster, a Japanese government report said Tuesday. 

This handout picture taken by Fukushima prefectural government on October 14, 2012 shows children playing with a grinning bird mascot "Kibitan" in Fukushima, northern Japan. Children in Fukushima are getting fatter as outdoor activities have been cut in the area due to radiation fears after last year's nuclear disaster, a Japanese government report said Tuesday.

The education ministry said it had surveyed the heights and weights of about 700,000 children, aged between five and 17, at schools and kindergartens across the country this year.

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