Dr Shyam Kolvekar said that he is “increasingly concerned” about the nation’s eating habits as he is seeing patients as young as 30 in need of heart bypass surgery due to a diet “overloaded” with saturated fat…

It is estimated that by reducing saturated fat intake in line with government recommendations could prevent at least 3,500 deaths per year…

Dr Kolvekar, at University College London Hospital, said: “The amount of children who eat too much saturated fat really is astonishing.