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Calls for Govt to set sugar reduction targets on fizzy drinks

Some soft drinks contain so much sugar the Government should set reduction targets in order to tackle obesity, health campaigners said. The call comes after 79% of supermarket fizzy drinks were found to exceed the recommended daily amount of sugar.

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'Shouldn't be any warnings' about sugar in soft drinks

There "shouldn't be any warnings" about the amount of sugar in soft drinks because they are "perfectly reasonable" as part of a balanced diet, according to Gavin Partington, Director General at British Soft Drinks Association.

"It is perfectly acceptable to have a can of soft drink if you want to as part of a balanced diet," Mr Partins said.

"60% of the products on the market are in the low and no sugar calorie version and that is a real real success story," he added.

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