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WILL THE SUGAR TAX WORK?

Jamie Oliver may be celebrating, but many question if it really will have an impact on the obesity problem. healthy investigates

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As you read this, you will already be paying more for a can of fizz – 24p per litre has been added to the worst sugar offenders, which have 8g of sugar per 100ml; and 18p to those with 5g of sugar per 100ml.

It sounds obvious; 27 per cent of us are obese, and UK adults consume twice as much sugar as recommended (kids, three times as much). So the argument goes, tax sugar and we’ll consume less of it and fewer people will become overweight.

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