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Supermarkets pledge to limit amount of sugar in stores

Supermarkets have pledged plans to limit the amount of sugar being sold in their stores.

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Eating too much sugar 'is harming our health'

Eating too much sugar is "harming our health" and leading to a "higher risk" of becoming overweight or developing diseases, says the Public Health England chief nutritionist.

Eating too much sugar is harming our health; excess sugar and calorie intake leads to being overweight and obese and consequently having a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease and breast and colon cancer.

– Dr Alison Tedstone

"Instead of a fizzy drink have water or low fat milk, instead of a chocolate bar, have a piece of fruit," she added

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