Jamie's Sugar Rush (2015)

Director


Main cast
Jamie Oliver

Genres
Documentary

Description
Jamie Oliver investigates sugar's huge contribution to global health problems like obesity and type 2 diabetes, reveals how much sugar is in healthy-looking food, and explores what can be done to help


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