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Does the UK need a 50% sugary drink tax?

The common proposed 20% sugar tax is not enough according to some, with obesity experts calling for a sugar tax of 50% to be implemented instead, in order to significantly alter the nation’s eating and drinking habits. Health professionals from … Continue reading

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Larger hospital mortuary fridges needed due to obesity crisis

The worrying UK obesity crisis has been further highlighted by the fact that it has emerged hospitals are being forced to purchase specialist equipment to keep corpses cool in mortuary fridges because the bodies are simply too big. Due to … Continue reading

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Taxpayers foot the bill for breast reduction surgery in teenage girls

More shocking news regarding the obesity crisis in Britain has come to light this week, which could force the government’s hand in devising more effective ways to tackle the rising epidemic. According to Department of Health (DOH) figures, obese young … Continue reading

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