US doctors are becoming worried about the increasing number of deaths caused by obesity. This is one of the main reasons they have decided to start a war against soft drink industry as well as fast-food chains like McDonald's and Burger King.

They are asking from the Government to increase tax on these products and fight the obesity that way. Doctors are especially worried about the amounts of sweeteners put in soft drinks and amounts of salt put in burgers.

Consumers are being advised to turn to low calories drinks, milk and fruit juices and sales of soft drinks have already declined but it is not enough.
Obesity became a big threat to health leading to heart disease and cancer. It was estimated in UK that obesity will be causing more cancers in the future than smoking.

Concerning is a rapid growth in obesity in children with having 1 in 10 obese children among the six-year olds and even more concerning the fact that this schoolchildren generation may live shorter than their parents.