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Portuguese cut sugar intake by 5,500 tons

in News · 19-01-2018 15:48:00 · 0 Comments

Portuguese reduced their sugar intake by 5,500 tonnes in 2017, which officials said was due to the tax on fizzy drinks introduced at the beginning of the year.

Portuguese cut sugar intake by 5,500 tons

Overall, the consumption of drinks with high sugar contents, dropped to half in the space of a year. The Health Ministry meanwhile revealed that the sugar tax resulted in an increase of 80 million in revenue, money which was channelled directly to the National Health Service.

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