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Doctors say we need to take immediate action to end the UK's reputation as the fat man of Europe.
Daybreak's Health Editor Dr Hilary said that obesity had increased "dramatically" in the last ten years.
The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges says not enough is being done to keep the nation healthy.
They feel fizzy drinks and fatty foods should be treated in the same way as tobacco.
Speaking to The Guardian the academy's Chairman, Professor Terence Stephenson, said the report:
Chef, Jamie Oliver added the report was:
Following a year-long inquiry the AMRC has devised a list of 10 recommendations to end the UK being "the fat man of Europe". These include:
- Taxes of 20% on sugary drinks for at least a year
- Banning the advertising of foods high in saturated fat, sugar and salt before 9pm
- Councils having the power to limit the number of fast food outlets near schools and leisure centres
- NHS staff to talk to overweight patients at every appointment about their eating and exercise habits
- Advice for new parents on how to feed their children properly
- All schools to serve healthy food in their kitchens
- A ban on junk food an vending machines in hospital premises
- £300m to be spent over the next three years on weight management programmes
- More surgery for the severely obese, to help those at risk of dying
- Food labels to include calorie information for children
The organisation which represents virtually every doctor in Britain says fizzy drinks should be taxed at 20% to help tackle obesity in Britain.
The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges says not enough is being done to keep the nation healthy and it wants fizzy drinks, along with fatty foods, to be treated in the same way as tobacco.
Last month, a report from food and farming charity Sustain said money raised from each drink could go towards child health, and could raise £1 billion a year to pay for free school dinners.
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Leading doctors have drawn up a raft of new measures which they say are needed to tackle Britain's growing obesity problem.