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WHO: Daily sugar intake 'should be halved'

5 March 2014 Last updated at 19:38 GMT

People will be advised to halve the amount of sugar in their diet, under new guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO).

The recommended sugar intake will stay at below 10% of total calorie intake a day, with 5% the target, says the WHO.

The suggested limits apply to all sugars added to food, as well as sugar naturally present in honey, syrups, fruit juices and fruit concentrates.

Dominic Hughes reports.