Plea to ban children's junk food ads in war on obesity26.08.06
Campaigners and parents last night demanded a ban on TV adverts for junk food aimed at children amid warnings that the obesity crisis is deepening.
They want restrictions on commercials for products such as crisps, burgers and fizzy drinks before the 9pm watershed.
Latest statistics are forecasting a rise in the number of dangerously overweight Britons.
By 2010, a third of adults and a fifth of children will be obese, said the Department of Health.
There will be around 12million adults so fat that their health is at risk, made up of one in three men and a quarter of women.
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