Media playback is unsupported on your device

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.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.