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Children 'exceed recommended sugar limit by age 10'

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Health Desk-- 3 Jan’19: Experts said children in the UK exceed the maximum recommended sugar intake for an 18-year-old by the time they are 10.

This is based on their total sugar consumption from the age of two, says Public Health England (PHE).

Children consume much more than they should, around eight excess sugar cubes a day or 2,800 excess cubes per year.

A pudding tax should be considered if companies fail to reduce the amount of sugar in their products, PHE added.