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Doctors demand a soft drink tax

Nearly all Britain's doctors want an increase in the price of fizzy drinks of around 20% to help tackle obesity. The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges is also calling for a crackdown in fast food restaurants close to schools.

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Map reveals geography of obesity by council boundary

Obesity has been mapped by local authority. Credit: National Obesity Oservatory.

The geography of obesity in England has been revealed in a map compiled by the National Obesity Observatory. The chart, produced by the Department of Health funded organisation, shows darker areas where the prevalence of obesity is highest by council boundary.

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