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Health: Sugar Consumption — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:15 pm on 6th February 2013.

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Photo of Lord McColl of Dulwich Lord McColl of Dulwich Conservative 3:15 pm, 6th February 2013

My Lords, is the Minister aware that the overeating habits of pregnant women can be programmed into the foetus, so that when born the children will not stand a chance unless people accept that the answer to the obesity epidemic is to eat less? Although exercise is important in reducing cholesterol, for well-being and so on, it has very little to do with the control of the obesity epidemic.