The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, which represents the 220 000 doctors in the United Kingdom, are demanding a 20% increase in taxes on soft drinks and a reduction in a the number of fast food outlets near schools.
Obesity is growing national health concern and costs the NHS £5.1bn a year, with one if four adults in England being obese, a number that’s expected. Obesity can increase a person’s risk of diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol, which all pose a significant threat to a patient’s health. According the academy’s report, not enough has been done to deal with obesity in the past and they are therefore recommending a number of changes to avoid it b....
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