Obesity costing the NHS '£5 billion every year'

According to the Department of Health obesity currently costs the NHS £5 billion every year. 40,000 people die of conditions linked to being overweight or obese.

Advert showing the amount of fat in a large pizza
Advert showing the amount of fat in a large pizza Credit: Department of Health/Change4Life

Latest figures show the number of children who are overweight or obese doubles during primary school.

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'Hidden nasties' in food exposed

ITV will air the first ever health-focussed ad break tonight at the start of a graphic new campaign to expose the 'hidden nasties' in everyday food and drink.