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Soft Drinks (SSB) and Obesity

ADHD: why it can make it harder to keep eating habits in check – and what you can do about it
How sugar promotes inflammation
How does excess sugar affect the developing brain throughout childhood and adolescence?
Foods high in added fats and refined carbs are like cigarettes – addictive and unhealthy
Diet, exercise can improve teens' mental health
Looking to lose weight? Diet drinks might not be the sweet spot: study
Scientists claim that overeating is not the primary cause of obesity
Sugar: why some people experience side-effects when they quit
Want some holiday reading? Try the National Food Strategy plan. - Michelle's blog
Is it time for a new junk food tax?
Obesity in teens raises adult diabetes risk, even after weight loss
Urgent action needed to reduce harms of ultra-processed foods to British children
Sugar overload may be a recipe for long-term problems
What happened when I ate ultra-processed food for a month
Consumption of added sugar doubles fat production
High fructose diets could cause immune system damage
You know sugar is bad for your kids—here's what you can do
Different forms of sugar impact hunger-suppressing hormones in young adults
Scholars link obesity and disease to dramatic dietary changes
Only 3% sugar cut out from food products in three years, PHE finds
Excessive fructose consumption may cause a leaky gut, leading to fatty liver disease
Resolving bitter debate over low-cal sweeteners
23 December 2019 - Reuters - Nearly All U.S. Kids Eating Added Sugars Before Age 2
14 November 2019 - The Conversation - Your brain on sugar: What the science actually says
28 October 2019 - MedicalXpress - Workplace sales ban on sugared drinks shows positive health effects
15 October 2019 - MedicalXpress - 1-in-3 young children undernourished or overweight: UNICEF
10 October 2019 - BBC - Obesity: Ban snacking on public transport, top doctor says
23 September 2019 - MedicalXpress - Today's obesity epidemic may have been caused by childhood sugar intake decades ago
5 September 2019 - The Guardian - Tax on snacks would have 'huge impact' on obesity, say experts
4 September 2019 - MedicalXpress - Snack tax may be more effective than a sugary drink tax to tackle obesity
17 March 2019 - MedicalXpress - Sugary drinks and fruit juice may increase risk of early death
2 May 2019 - MedicalXpress - Children and teens who drink low-calorie sweetened beverages do not save calories
30 April 2019 - MedicalXpress - Study suggests no direct link between drinking sugar sweetened drinks and higher energy consumption or BMI in children
25 March 2019 - MedicalXpress - Major medical groups call for soda taxes
23 January 2019 - MedicalXpress - Communications recommendations for sugar-sweetened beverage-free zones
Sugar's sick secrets: How industry forces have manipulated science to downplay the harm
29 November 2018 - The Guardian - 'Diabolical' diets: four in 10 children consume sugary drinks daily
16 November 2018 - Nutrition Insight - Sugar crash? Alarming levels of sugar in milkshakes, UK lobby group says
8 November 2018 - Science Daily - Study calls for sugar tax
19 September 2018 - BMJ - Ban on sale of energy drinks to children
8 June 2018 - The Conversation - Young people in the UK drink more energy drinks than any other countries in Europe
15 May 2018 - MedicalXpress - Some calories more harmful than others
23 April 2018 - The Conversation - Artificial sweeteners linked to diabetes and obesity
22 April 2018 - MedicalXpress - Why zero-calorie sweeteners can still lead to diabetes, obesity
11 January 2018 - The Conversation - Sugar: six easy ways to encourage children to eat less
9 January 2018 - Science Daily - Sleeping for longer leads to a healthier diet
22 November 2017 - The Guardian - Sugar industry withheld research effects of sucrose 50 years ago, study claims
2 November 2017 - MedicalXpress - Sugar-sweetened drinks raise risk of diabetes, metabolic syndrome
12 September 2017 - MedicalXpress - Should you replace sugar with artificial sweeteners?
13 July 2017 - Reuters - Mother’s soda intake during pregnancy tied to child’s obesity risk