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Governments in the United States and United Kingdom are waging a on sugar in the of public health. Both countries claim that the of sugar by much of the population is to people's well-being. On Thursday, the U.S. government issued new dietary that strongly recommend people receive less than 10 per cent of their daily calorie from added sugar. On the same day, British Prime Minister David Cameron said he has not ruled out the of a tax on sugar to encourage consumers to buy food with reduced of the sweet . Politicians in the U.K. are debating how a reduction in the intake of sugar could help alleviate Britain's rising rates of .

The American and British governments both cite a conducted in Mexico that showed a on sugary, drinks led to a reduction in consumption. The tax was implemented on January 1, 2014 and of the taxed went down by 12 per cent by December of that year. Sales of mineral water increased by four per cent over the same . An to taxing sugared drinks is to reduce the level of sugar in them. Researchers at Queen Mary University in London say that reducing the sugar in sugar-sweetened drinks by 40 per cent over five years could prevent one million of obesity in the U.K. Researchers say people might not even notice the .

 
 

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