Britain’s Health Secretary has caved in to fast-food industry, says former adviser

British Secretary of Health Andrew Lansley is guilty of a “dereliction of duty” for failing to tackle Britain’s growing obesity epidemic, one of his former public health advisers warns.  In an interview with The Independent,  Professor Simon Capewell, who served on the Health Secretary’s Public Health Commission in opposition, accuses Mr. Lansley of conniving with the food industry and ignoring scientific evidence on obesity.