A report conducted by the Health Select Committee states that health workers should use every opportunity to treat the problem.
MPs also call for a great focus on getting people to understand the benefits of physical activity.
The government’s Change4Life programme is currently providing free advice on exercise and healthy eating.
But the MPs think that more needs to be done to address the issue.
It could include a ban on marketing drinks with a high sugar content to children, what goes into food and more support to reduce the risk of people needing bariatric surgery.
“The committee regards it as inexplicable and unacceptable that the NHS is now spending more on bariatric surgery for obesity than on a national roll-out of intensive lifestyle intervention programmes that were first shown to cut obesity and prevent diabetes over a decade ago.”
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