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World Health Org.: Cut your daily sugar intake in half to better fight obesity

The World Health Organisation Wednesday said the recommended amount of sugar consumed daily should be halved as it stepped up its battle against public health problems like obesity and tooth decay. The UN health agency said it was maintaining its 2002 guidelines that sugars should make up less than 10…

Time to tax sugar to combat health crisis: experts

PARIS — Sugar should be identified alongside alcohol and tobacco as a health danger, and governments should tax sweetened drinks and food as part of their efforts to combat it. So says a commentary, published on Thursday in the journal Nature as part of a widening debate among doctors and…