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RTE Player, un­til Oc­to­ber 4 Know­ing that so­cio-eco­nomic in­equal­ity leads to ter­ri­ble health in­equal­ity, and see­ing that fact demon­strated by Dr Eva Orsmond are two very dif­fer­ent things. In fact, see­ing Dr Orsmond (left) her­self — un­til now gen­er­ally of the strict, ro­bust, no-non­sense school of diet ad­vice — come to terms with the re­al­ity be­hind the statis­tics, is a sober­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

The facts are that a child born in a de­prived area will die an av­er­age of six years ear­lier than a child born in an af­flu­ent area, will be twice as likely to be obese, and three times more likely to get cancer — and only 1pc of these chil­dren will go to third-level ed­u­ca­tion.

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