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Outrage as dentists call for an end to "workplace cake culture"

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Dentists have caused outrage by calling for an end to “workplace cake culture.”

The unpopular advice comes from the Faculty of Dental Surgery, who claim that eating cake and biscuits at work at is leading to increased rates of obesity and poor oral health.

Professor Nigel Hunt, dean of the faculty at the Royal College of Surgeons, encouraged people to make a New Year's resolution to "combat cake culture" in 2017, saying: "While these sweet treats might be well meaning, they are also contributing to the current obesity epidemic and poor oral health."

He added: "We need a culture change in offices and other workplaces that encourages healthy eating and helps workers avoid caving in to sweet temptations such as cakes, sweets and biscuits."

The announcement has been largely met with outrage, with many people taking to Twitter to condemn it…

However, not everyone disagreed with the dentists. Some people supported the idea…

We're not sure about you, but for us - a world without cake isn't a world we want to live in!

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