Leading health experts have released an eight-point plan to help combat rising rates of metabolic conditions such as type 2 diabetes.
Three of the world ‘s top cardiologists have come together and released a report in a bid to create a healthier culture.
Led by NHS consultant cardiologist Dr Aseem Malhotra, they have compared the impact that sugar has on our health to how tobacco and smoking affected people more than 50 years ago.
The collaboration included Professor Robert Lustig of the University of California San Francisco and Professor Grant Schofield of Auckland University of Technology.
The report states: “We should not wait decades to solve our current problems with sugar. Big tobacco sowed doubt that cigarettes were harmful, confused the public, persistently denied their effects, bought the loyalty of scientists and gave ammunition to political allies.
“Now, the science demonstrating sugar’ s role in diet-related disease is incontrovertible, but science