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

The American and British governments both [sight / cite] a study conducted in Mexico that showed a tax [on / in] sugary, carbonated drinks led to a [reduction / reduce] in consumption. The tax was [complemented / implemented] on January 1, 2014 and purchases of the taxed beverages went down by 12 per cent by December of [that / then] year. Sales of mineral water increased by four per cent [under / over] the same period. An alternative to taxing sugared drinks is to reduce the level of sugar in [these / them] . Researchers at Queen Mary University in London say that reducing the sugar content in sugar-sweetened drinks [up / by] 40 per cent over five years could prevent one million [cases / bags] of obesity in the U.K. Researchers say people might not even [notice / noticing] the changes.

 
 

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