Why Higher Taxes on Sugary Foods Don’t Work

Huffington Post – Politics

Patrick Luciani

The Heart and Stroke Foundation (HSF) has just come out with new guidelines to lower consumption of what they call “added sugar” to no more than 10 per cent — or ideally 5 per cent — of total calorie intake per day. That number today is around 13 per cent. This falls in line with the recommendations made by the World Health Organization earlier in the year. The reason for lower levels is that too much sugar is bad for our health and over consumption of sugar, similar to overconsumption of anything, can cause a number of health problems including obesity.

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