U.S. Urged to Cut Sugar Equal to a Half-Can of Coke a Day

  • Diet guidelines come after lobbying by PepsiCo, Kraft Heinz
  • Beverage taxes called for by earlier advisory panel excluded

Americans need to cut back on sugars found in sodas and snacks to curb obesity, according to dietary guidelines issued by the U.S. government Thursday that include, for the first time, specific targets for sweetener consumption.

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