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Government crackdown on childhood obesity may not go far enough, campaigners warn

The Government must publish the long-awaited document, which includes a tax on sugar soda tomorrow.

The tax on beverages like Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Red Bull will come into force from 2018.

Drinks with 5 g of sugar per 100 ml he will face a lower tax rate, while those with more than 8 g per 100 ml will face a higher rate. .

But the strategy is unlikely to include a ban on television or in-store advertising

Referring to the emergency response of the Government, Tam Fry, National Obesity Forum, he says: “the government’s own advisers senior health have called obesity a” national risk. “requiring a response crisis management style COBRA

” Apart from government appears to be resolved in a sugar trading, their intentions are light years ahead of what is needed. There has to be television and advertising bans supermarkets. A 20 percent reduction in sugar is far from what is required. “

A study published earlier this year showed some fruit juices contain the equivalent of five tablespoons sugar with almost half containing at least maximum recommended daily intake of a child 0.7 oz (19 g).

comes as millions of children eat their way through the equivalent of 5,500 cubes of sugar each year, about 48lb, or the average weight of a ring five years old.

experts say that the NHS will be sent in crisis, as millions are affected by high blood pressure and cholesterol and chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer .

data show the global obesity rates among men tripled and more than double in women between 1975 and 2014.

If trends continue almost 40 percent of adults in the UK will be obese by 2025 – about 20 million people. Health experts say that diets rammed with processed carbohydrates and sugar are the culprits of the crisis.

Health Alliance Obesity, a coalition of organizations including Diabetes UK, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, the British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK and the British Medical Association, previously it established a series of measures which they believe could help curb the problem of obesity.

banning food and beverage advertising high in saturated fat, salt and sugar before 21:00 and to display unhealthy foods included in the boxes.

Professor Majid Ezzati, of the School of Public Health at Imperial College London, said: “This epidemic of severe obesity is too broad to be addressed with medicines such as blood pressure lowering drugs or treatments for diabetes alone, or with some lanes for additional bikes.

“we need coordinated global initiatives like looking at the price of healthy foods compared to unhealthy foods, or encumber high . sugar and highly processed foods to address this crisis “

Caroline Moye, head of the World Cancer Research Fund, said:”. One in three children is overweight or obese at the time they leave elementary school, which puts them at risk of developing serious health problems in adulthood

“Being overweight or obesity increases the risk of developing 11 common cancers such as breast, prostate and colon. Some 25,000 cases of cancer could be prevented each year in the UK if everyone was a healthy weight. ”

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