Food that contains lots of sugar tastes good, but it's unhealthy, contributing to obesity, diabetes, fatty liver and other ailments. In Good Shape talks to nutritional specialist Andreas Pfeiffer about the dangers of sugar and why we love it.
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.
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.
South Africa has joined the international trend of taxing sugary drinks to reduce high rates of diabetes, hypertension and obesity. But the long-anticipated measure recommended by the WHO was fraught with controversy.
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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