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Sugar taxes and type 2 diabetes prevention: UK takes a step in the right direction

On 16 March 2016, the United Kingdom HM Treasury announced a levy on drinks with added sugars that will come into force in April 2018. IDF welcomes this very important initiative by the government of the UK, which with this measure now joins countries such as Mexico, France, Norway and South Africa in the taxation of sugar-sweetened beverages. IDF also welcomes the commitment in England to dedicate revenues from the soda tax – an estimated £520 million a year – to fund primary school physical education and sport to fight sedentarism – another type 2 diabetes risk factor. If you want to learn more please visit:

By Daniela
Mar 30, 2016
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