Viewpoint: Dietary advice on added sugar is damaging our health

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In an article in the British Medical Journal, leading clinicians in the UK including Professor Simon Capewell, from the Institute of Psychology, Health and Society, say dietary advice on added sugar is damaging our health and calls on the UK’s Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition and the Department of Health “to act swiftly” to tackle the rising obesity crisis and increasing prevalence of type 2 diabetes.


Professor Simon Capewell says: “The scientific evidence is increasingly clear. Refined sugars added to junk food and sugary drinks represent a major risk to our families’ current and future health. Tobacco has now been successfully controlled by targeting the ‘3As’: Affordability, Acceptability and Accessibility. Surely our kids deserve a similar level of protection from refined sugars.”

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