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Doctor issues one warning over Easter eggs this year

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Dr Andrew Kelso warned people ahead of Easter Sunday this weekend (Picture: Getty Images/SWNS)

An NHS doctor has ruined the fun side of Easter for many people by urging them not to eat a whole Easter egg in one go.

Dr Andrew Kelso ordered people not to ‘overdo it’ and said Type 2 diabetes, obesity, and tooth decay are on the rise.

He also warned GP surgeries will be closed over the long bank holiday weekend for those who may need a bit of help with their chocolate intake.

Dr Kelso, who is medical director at the NHS Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care Board, said: ‘Many people don’t realise that an average Easter egg contains around three-quarters of an adult’s recommended daily calorie intake.

‘At a time like this when we are seeing significant increases in cases of obesity and Type 2 diabetes, as well as tooth decay, I urge people to enjoy their Easter eggs in moderation and resist the urge to eat a whole egg in one go.

‘As well as Easter eggs many of us will be meeting up with family and friends for social occasions, which will see us eat more cakes and biscuits.

‘Combined, it all adds up to a lot of extra sugar and calories which doesn’t do our bodies any good. Enjoy your sweet treats, but please don’t overdo it.’

His comments have been met with widespread backlash online by those who have a sweet tooth.

Dr Andrew Kelso urged people to think twice and not ‘overdo it’ this Easter (Picture: Suffolk and North East Essex NHS)

Sarah on X posted a photo of a Lindt gold bunny and said: ‘I’m eating all of this bunny now to spite Dr Andrew Kelso.’

Meanwhile Sally Quick added: ‘Technically it’s better for your teeth to eat it all in one go.’

Martin Hutchinson joked: ‘Has he seen how small they are these days?’

People like Sav Mondo pointed out: ‘Is eating three in one go okay though?’

Others said they feel like the country is becoming a ‘nanny state’.

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