Based on a report last year from the U.K. Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition, the U.K. has decided to implement in 2018 a three-tiered tax on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB):
- High tax: >8 g sugar/100 ml
- Moderate tax: 5-8 g/100 ml
- No tax: <5 g/100 ml
Researchers have now estimated, based on modeling scenarios, this will significantly benefit the prevalence of obesity (150,000 fewer obese), type 2 diabetes, and a reduction in dental caries.
PositiveTip: Reduce your consumption of refined sugars to cut your risk of disease.