Diabetes experts tell G20 to tax sugar to save lives and money

Diabetes experts called on world leaders on Thursday to use sugar taxes to fight obesity, arguing such a move would save lives and slash healthcare budgets. Ahead of a meeting of G20 leaders this weekend, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) wants the dual epidemics of obesity and diabetes to be placed on the global agenda alongside major geopolitical and financial issues. With one death every six seconds, diabetes is now a bigger killer than HIV, tuberculosis and malaria combined.
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