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Radio Merseyside presenter Roger Phillips's health and stamina are put to the test as he tries to reduce the sugar in his diet. And Jacey Normand takes a trip to Chester Zoo to uncover the incredible real life story behind the BBC1 drama Our Zoo.

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29 minutes

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Mon 1 Sep 2014 19:30
BBC One North West

Why are we addicted to sugar?

Why are we addicted to sugar?

Many experts fear that the over-consumption of sugar could pose some of the biggest health challenges for the UK in future decades.


Presenter Roger Phillips talks to Professor Simon Capewell from Action on Sugar who is campaigning to cut the amount of sugar in processed foods. He explains why British people have developed a "sweet tooth".


Watch the video clip on the BBC News website.


Role Contributor
PresenterJacey Normand
ReporterRoger Phillips
EditorDeborah Van Bishop