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British GPs, Other Health Leaders, Recommend Urgent Action On Childhood Obesity

September 1, 2014: 12:00 AM EST
A group of British physicians has appealed to the U.K.’s chief medical officer to establish a Child Obesity Action Group to take "radical steps” to get the problem -- one fifth of four-to-five year olds are overweight or obese -- under control. Suggestions for action include levying taxes on sugary drinks to reformulating foods to reduce levels of sugar, salt, fat, etc. Unless urgent action is taken immediately, an entire generation will be "destroyed" by a "diet of junk food and sugary drinks", the Royal College of General Practitioners warned.
Hannah Abdulla, "UK health leaders say obesity threat "severe", call for "emergency task force"", Just-Food, September 01, 2014, © just-food.com
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