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What you need to know to keep tabs on your sugar intake

The consumption of sugar and its effects on health has been in the headlines in many countries around the world again as countries from the UK to South Africa debate a sugar tax. The Conversation Africa's health editor Candice ...

Jan 10, 2017
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Support for taxing sugary drinks by sugar content

Evidence is clear that added sugars are a detriment to heart and brain health, that sugary drinks are the top single source of added sugars in the American diet and that children are consuming ten times the amount of sugary ...

Dec 13, 2016
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Sugar content of fizzy drinks alarmingly high

The sugar content in carbonated sugar-sweetened beverages was found to be up to 52.8 grams per 330 mL can, or 12 teaspoons, according to a study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Nov 16, 2016
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Portugal to levy sugar tax on soft drinks

Portugal's Socialist government will introduce a sugar tax on soft drinks in 2017 which is expected to raise 80 million euros ($88 million) for the nation's public health service, a budget bill presented Friday showed.

Oct 15, 2016
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How much sugar is in your child's fruit drink?

Researchers from the University of Liverpool and colleagues from Action on Sugar have assessed the sugar content of over 200 fruit drinks marketed at children and have found them to be "unacceptably high".

Mar 23, 2016
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