UK Prime Minister David Cameron has refused to rule out the proposal of imposing sugar tax as a measure to control growing obesity crisis in the country.

The announcement follows Cameron’s dismissal of the idea a couple of months ago.

His decision received a constant opposition from campaigners, nutrition and health experts and MPs who forced him to support the introduction of sugar tax as part of the government’s childhood obesity strategy.

The pressure gained a further momentum with a study being published earlier this week revealed that a 10% sugary tax on drinks in Mexico had led to a 12% drop in soda sales.

Another study indicated that lessing the sugar content in soft drinks and fruit juices by 40% could help cut down 300,000 cases of diabetes in the UK over five years as well as stop 1.5 million people from growing obese, reports The Guardian.

Cameron was quoted by the news agency as saying, "I don’t really want to put new taxes onto anything but we do have to recognise that we face potentially in Britain something of an obesity crisis when we look at the effect of obesity on not just diabetes but the effect on heart disease, potentially on cancer."

"We do need to have a fully-worked-up programme to deal with this problem and address these issues in Britain and we will be making announcements later in the year."

Various studies have found that children in the UK consume more than three times sugar content than recommended.