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Tax fizzy drinks and ban junk food ads, say doctors

Fizzy drinks should be heavily taxed and junk food adverts banished until after the television watershed, doctors have said, in a call for action over obesity.

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, which represents nearly every doctor in the UK, said ballooning waistlines already constituted a "huge crisis".

Its report said current measures were failing and called for unhealthy foods to be treated more like cigarettes.

The BBC's James Gallagher reports.

  • 18 Feb 2013
  • From the section Health
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