Cancer is one of several diseases that having obesity increases the risk of. Reducing obesity will not be achieved by expecting people to just eat more healthily, particularly when our environment constantly promotes junk food and over size portions.

This is why the 40 plus leading health organisations in the Obesity Health Alliance are calling on the Government to take stronger action to tackle childhood obesity, starting with a 9pm watershed to reduce children’s exposure to junk food adverts during their favourite TV shows.