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[LISTEN] ‘Sugar tax limits sugar intake’

| Research Leader for biofortification at Institute for Food Professor Hettie Schonfeldt says looking at other countries, there is clear evidence that people do reduce their sugar intake if there is a sugar tax.

JOHANNESBURG - Research Leader for biofortification at Institute for Food Professor Hettie Schonfeldt says looking at other countries, there is clear evidence that people do reduce their sugar intake if there is a sugar tax.

In South Africa, 38% of females are obese and 15% of males are obese and Schonfeldt says obesity is linked to the development of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure.

Lawmakers think it's a good idea to consider amending the Sugar Act of 1978 so that other associations can be empowered in the legislation.

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