The food processing industry uses a lot of sugar - and that has an effect on your health. That's why some countries have introduced a tax on sugar-rich foods. But how effective are such measures?
Though there is no causal link, consuming sugar-based drinks like soda and fruit juice could lead to a higher chance of developing cancer, a new study suggests. Experts suggest a tax hike would help.
Although it's only August, children in Germany have already consumed their recommended amount of sugar for the year, a consumer organization says. They blame companies for marketing sugar-packed food to kids.
Are you staring at your smartphone or computer screen for too long? Think twice about it! The blue light can trigger a craving for the sweet stuff — at least in rats.
The tax has been put in place to help curb obesity levels, as one in three children leaves primary school overweight. The Treasury says recipe alterations have already cut out 45 million kilograms of sugar per year.
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