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Dr Aseem Malhotra, who works at London's Royal Free Hospital said that an "oversupply of nutritionally poor and energy dense foods" have been allowed to "hijack the very institutions that are supposed to set an example". Dr Malhotra said:
Delegates at the BMA's annual representative meeting in Edinburgh will vote tomorrow on a motion calling for all NHS premises to display the health risks from junk food in hospital kitchens and on vending machines.
Leading doctors have called for a ban on junk food and fizzy drinks in hospitals to combat the obesity epidemic.
Cardiologist Dr Aseem Malhotra said hospitals should take a stance against selling junk food.
Dr Malhotra has called on the British Medical Association to join the Academy of Medical Royal College's campaign to ban such food in hospitals.