This petition was submitted during the 2010–2015 Conservative – Liberal Democrat coalition government

Petition Fight obesity - reduce sugar consumption

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Approximately 23% of the UK population is obese, and estimates suggest that the figure will double by 2050.

- Obesity costs the UK approximatly £12 billion a year.
- Obesity increases the risk of diabetes, cancer, heart disease and inflammation.
- Sugar and processed foods are the leading causes of obesity and need to be regulated
- £66 billion a year is spent of fast food and carbonated drinks

Aim: Have sugar foods/ drinks regulated/ taxed. The desired result of this will be a significant reduction of sugar consumption in the UK. This will improve public health by reducing the incidence of obesity and related diseases.

Areas for discussion:

- A tax on high sugar drinks

- A tax on fast foods/ highly processed foods

- Regulation on sweeteners which may substitute sugar

- Collected tax to further support health

Further info at: www.blog.thehealthcloud.co.uk/2014/02/fight-obesity-epetition.html

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