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Tackling obesity: Doctors call for tax on fizzy drinks

Fizzy drinks should be heavily taxed and junk food adverts banished until after the 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".

James Buchanan reports.

  • 18 Feb 2013