Friday, 5 May 2017

UK must get tough on childhood obesity, says top doctors

UK must get tough on childhood obesity, says top doctors Obesity Health Alliance issues 10-point action plan in hope of influencing party manifestos for general election

Britain must take much tougher action to tackle childhood obesity, including banning sponsorship of sports events by manufacturers of unhealthy food and drinks, leading doctors will warn. Without such robust measures, the NHS will come under “enormous and unsustainable strain” from a condition that already costs it £5bn a year, according to an action plan by the Obesity Health Alliance.

The alliance, which comprises 41 medical groups, health charities and public health bodies, has drawn up a 10-point action plan intended to influence the political parties as they draw up their manifestos for the election on 8 June. Continue reading... The Guardian

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