'Sugar tax' call to tackle obesity

Press Association
File photo dated 04/11/10 of an overweight man as a
File photo dated 04/11/10 of an overweight man as a

%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%A "sugar tax" may have to be introduced to curb child and adult obesity, the chief medical officer for England has warned.

Speaking to the Commons Health Select Committee, Professor Dame Sally Davies said that being overweight had become "normalised" in Britain and the Government should regulate the food and drinks industry to protect people against the dangers of excess calorie consumption.