Restricting junk food advertising will help address our obesity crisis

Obesity is arguably one of the biggest public health challenges we face today in the UK. Each year around 31,000 deaths from heart and circulatory diseases are attributable to excess weight and obesity in the UK. This devastating loss of life is now similar to deaths caused by smoking – one of the most enduring public health crises of the modern era. 

Obesity is an issue which has accelerated in the UK since the 1990s, and today’s picture is deeply troubling. 

The UK now has the highest rate of childhood obesity in Europe. And sadly, children with obesity are more

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