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Health advocates urge government to review sugar levy to combat diabetes [SOUND]

# Health advocates are urging the government to reassess the sugar levy as part of efforts to combat the rising prevalence of diabetes as it is the second leading cause of death in South Africa. Speaking to Newzroom Afrika, South African Medical Research Council founding director Karen Hoffman says there is a need for a preventative approach to address the alarming increase in diabetes cases. Hoffman calls for effective preventive measures to alleviate the substantial economic burden on the health sector due to diabetes-related expenses: