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Rich and poor to clash over sugar in WHO's healthy diet plan

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7442.730-a (Published 25 March 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:730
  1. Fiona Fleck
  1. Geneva

    Poor nations whose income is based on producing basic commodities are set to clash with their wealthy, industrialised counterparts when the World Health Organization's 192 member states gather in May to adopt a global plan to combat obesity that proposes limits on daily sugar intake.

    The final text of WHO's global strategy on diet, physical activity, and health was completed last week and will be published in April, a month before WHO member states consider it at the World Health Assembly from 17 to 24 May …

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