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>> Less obesity, diabetes and tooth decay, that's the potential impact of the UK's planned sugar tax. Sugary drinks will be getting a levy in Britain in 2018. Passing on half of the cost of the levy to consumers could mean prices jumping by up to 20%. Researchers say the impact would be greater though, if the industry cut sugar content rather than just raising prices.
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They say a 30% reduction from all high-sugar drinks and a 15% cut in mid-sugar drinks could result in more than 14,000 fewer obese adults and children every year, and 19,000 fewer cases of type two diabetes.