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Health experts demand 30% reduction in food sugar content

Sugar is the primary food and drink component which is causing havoc for Britain’s obesity crisis, health experts claim. The scientists and doctors behind ‘Action on Sugar’ – which is modelled on the 1990s group Consensus Action on Salt and … Continue reading

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Children’s poor diets lead to rise in rickets and scurvy

Doctors in the United Kingdom are becoming increasingly concerned about just how poor our children’s diets have become, leading to an increase in diseases such as rickets and scurvy, and have warned that youngsters’ diets are now even worse than … Continue reading

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Traffic light food labelling system given green light

A voluntary new universal food labelling system aimed at making it easier and quicker for consumers to make healthier food choices was announced yesterday by the government. It is one of many initiatives that health ministers are hoping will be … Continue reading

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Australia’s obesity rates are on the rise

The UK and U.S. are two of the most obvious nations that spring to mind associated with the words: ‘obesity crisis’. However, there are numerous other countries in the developed world that are also apparently fighting a battle against the … Continue reading

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Calls for tax on fizzy drinks to ease UK obesity epidemic

Doctors have spoken out on ways that the UK obesity epidemic could be tackled as Brits continue to pile on the pounds. They are calling for fizzy drinks to be heavily taxed, the number of fast food outlets close by … Continue reading

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