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UK Health Forum urges comprehensive policy response to curb sugar consumption
Date26 June 2014
Commenting on the draft report on Carbohydrates and Health published by the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN), today (Thursday 26 June), Jane Landon, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the UK Health Forum said 
"This extensive review of the evidence underlines what has been widely held for some time; that eating a diet high in sugar is harmful to health and that drinking sugar-sweetened drinks should be minimised. 
"To achieve the pace and scale of change needed, there must be a comprehensive package of policy measures to challenge the current high sugar norm in supply and consumption. 
"We welcome the commitment from Public Health England to gather the evidence and place advice before Government." 
The UKHF has also published a discussion paper that was commissioned by Public Health England.  It maps out some options for action which could help to reduce intakes of free sugars in the UK.
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