Call to halve target for added sugar

James Gallagher for BBC news 26th June 2014 reports: Call to halve target for added sugar

We dont trust the pharmaceutical industry, the tobacco industry or the finance industry to self regulate. So why should we trust the agricultural or the food industries any more? Reducing sugar intake would be a major improvement in diet, and could lead to reductions in obesity, diabetes, coronary heart disease, strokes and arthritis…

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About Roger Burns - retired GP

I am a retired GP and medical educator. I have supported patient participation throughout my career, and my practice, St Thomas; Surgery, has had a longstanding and active Patient Participation Group (PPG). I support the idea of Community Health Councils, although I feel they should be funded at arms length from government. I have taught GP trainees for 30 years, and been a Programme Director for GP training in Pembrokeshire 20 years. I served on the Pembrokeshire LHG and LHB for a total of 10 years. I completed an MBA in 1996, and I along with most others, never had an exit interview from any job in the NHS! I completed an MBA in 1996, and was a runner up for the Adam Smith prize for economy and efficiency in government in that year. This was owing to a suggestion (St Thomas' Mutual) that practices had incentives for saving by being allowed to buy rationed out services in the following year.

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