A new group formed to tackle and reverse the growing obesity epidemic has been welcomed by the British Dental Health Foundation.
Action on Sugar, formed of a number of leading worldwide experts, hopes to educate the public on the dangers of hidden sugars and raise awareness of the ‘un-necessary’ amounts of sugar added to our foods and drinks, a large reason behind the growing obesity crisis.
England has some of the highest obesity rates in the developed world, with 60 per cent of adults and one third of 10 and 11 year olds being overweight or obese. Diet-related illnesses cost the NHS billions each year, and conditions such as type II diabetes and heart disease have also increased.
Latest figures show more than three in every 10 children starting primary school do so with tooth decay, while a third of children aged 12 have visible dental decay. Follow this link to Read more Dental Health Foundation