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David Cameron reveals battle to stop sweet-toothed kids from drinking 'excessive' Coke

Source : ANI
Last Updated: Thu, Jan 17, 2013 09:51 hrs

British Prime Minister David Cameron has revealed his battle to stop his three children from drinking too many fizzy drinks.

Speaking in the House of Commons, Cameron said that he was trying to stop 'excessive' amounts of Coca-Cola being consumed in his household amid calls for a 'war on sugar'.

Cameron said the government was putting pressure on the food industry to cut the amount of sugar in food and drinks, branding it one of the biggest public health challenges facing in the country.

According to the Daily Mail, he added that that is why a business is challenged to deal with responsibility to try to reduce levels of sugar and that has had some effect.

Cameron and wife Samantha have three children, Nancy, aged eight, Arthur, six, and Florence two.

As Tory leader, he famously spoke out against 'irresponsible' shops fueling Britain's health problems.

Cameron was challenged in the Commons by Labour MP Keith Vaz, who has diabetes and called for steps to reduce childhood obesity, warning it could leave the next generation with a diabetes epidemic.

He said more should be done to curb the amount of junk food and drink available to young people, fearing obesity will lead to diabetes later in life, the report added. (ANI)




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