Overweight seen as the norm, says UK chief medical officer

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BBC summarized the annual report of health in UK suggesting an overwhelming shift of social stigma on weight with overweight becoming the norm. According to chief medical officer, Dame Sally, parents as well as the general populace are failing to identify obesity due to recent changes in media portrayal. Dame Sally recommended a sugar tax in hopes of preventing poor diet trends and increasing levels of obesity from continuing. What are your thoughts? Would similar taxation improve US issues with weight or cause more controversy?

For additional information please see BBC
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