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Cut sugar in cakes, biscuits by 20%, industry told

Sugar limits for everyday foods such as biscuits, chocolate bars and cereals have been published by public health officials in a bid to make UK children more healthy. Public Health England is challenging businesses to cut sugar by 20% by 2020, and by 5% this year. It says the food industry should try lowering sugar levels, reducing product size or pushing healthier products. But experts question how the targets can be enforced. Children are consuming three times more sugar every day than they should, which can lead to weight gain ...

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Pepsi gets aggressive on cutting sugar

Pepsi ads through the years Pepsi says it’s getting serious about cutting sugar from its drinks. The global food giant said on Monday that two-thirds of its single serving drinks will have 100 or fewer calories from added sugar by 2025. PepsiCo (PEP) — which also owns brands including Gatorade and Tropicana — said the change was driven by shifting consumer needs and new dietary guidelines from the World Health Organization. Many customers have tapered their intake of high-sugar, high-calorie soft drinks from Pepsi and Coca-Cola (KO) due to worries ...

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How the sugar industry bought out scientists for decades, and how to stop it from happening again

According to a report just published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, a delegation from the Sugar Research Foundation paid off Harvard scientists to produce reports that falsely downplayed the role of sugar in coronary heart disease. Yep. Sugar contributes to coronary artery disease, more than we have been led to believe. Reports had linked both dietary sugar and dietary fat to heart disease as early as the mid-50s; by 1960 we knew that low-fat diets high in sugars still resulted in high cholesterol levels. So in 1964, the director ...

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Obesity plan 'includes 20% sugar cuts'

Plans to tackle childhood obesity in England to be unveiled on Thursday will include aiming to cut sugar content in food and drink by 20% over four years, the BBC understands. But measures, such as curbs on junk-food TV adverts, favoured by public health experts, are not expected to be in the strategy. Sources say there will be more details about a tax on sugary drinks. The document’s publication has been expected for months. ‘Radical policy’ Charities had called for wide-ranging measures, including: restrictions on television advertisements changes to rules ...

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'Shocking' sugar levels in hot drinks

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Action on Sugar analysed 131 hot drinks from coffee shops and fast food chains There are “shocking” amounts of sugar in some hot drinks sold in High Street cafes, a campaign group has warned. Action on Sugar analysed 131 hot drinks and found a third contained at least as much sugar as a can of Pepsi or Coca-Cola, which contains nine teaspoons. The charity said in some of the worst cases the drinks contained 20 or more teaspoons of sugar. Coffee shop chains Starbucks, Costa ...

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Home for the Holidays? Hold the sugar, please

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Bagged or boxed, brown or powdered, Americans are buying markedly less sugar this year, a trend nowhere more noticeable than during the holidays when home-baking picks up. Reuters: Health News

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