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Sugar debate turns sour for food groups

Posted by Financial Times on 5 February 2014

Sugar in fizzy drinks and food came under fresh attack from scientists on both sides of the Atlantic this week in an escalating public health debate about the link between added sugar and mounting global health problems.

A growing number of scientists and public health authorities are putting pressure on food and beverage companies to reduce added sugar – sugar that does not occur naturally – which they say is overused to help sales but contributes to problems of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer.


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