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People need to halve their intake of added sugar to tackle obesity

26 June 2014 Last updated at 20:03 BST

People need to halve their intake of added sugar to tackle the obesity crisis, according to scientific advice for the government in England.

A draft report by the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) says sugar added to food or naturally present in fruit juice and honey should account for 5% of energy intake.

Fergus Walsh reports.