A BBC Panorama documentary is shining a light on the troubling health issues plaguing Britain’s youngest patients. Alder Hey, the country’s largest children’s hospital located in Liverpool, has seen an alarming uptick in the number of young children suffering from preventable, lifestyle-related health conditions.

Ranging from obesity to alcohol abuse, tooth decay to hearing loss caused by secondhand smoke, these problems are taking an unnecessary toll on young lives. The documentary looks at how certain behaviours and environments can affect a child’s physical and mental wellbeing – issues that many