BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – Scientists researching alcohol and nicotine addictions found that eating or drinking too much sugar activated the same pathways as nicotine. This Australian study also found that over 70% of toddler foods tested exceeded the World Health Organizations guidelines for total sugar. In 2018, the UK introduced a tax with a goal of reducing sugar consumption as part of a larger goal to reduce childhood obesity. At that time, the Australian Beverage Council launched an initiative to reduce sugar in drinks by 25% over the next five to seven years.
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