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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
The bitter truth of added sugar: What excessive fructose consumption can do to your body
Research uncovers how fructose in the diet contributes to obesity, and can promote tumour growth
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
What happened when I ate ultra-processed food for a month
Western diet may increase risk of gut inflammation, infection
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
Changes to the brain's reward system may drive overeating in mice
Study: Fructose syrup disrupts gut microbiome but fruit can undo negative effects
Scholars link obesity and disease to dramatic dietary changes
Poor diet is top contributor to heart disease deaths globally
Only 3% sugar cut out from food products in three years, PHE finds
Study reveals dietary fructose heightens inflammatory bowel disease
Excessive fructose consumption may cause a leaky gut, leading to fatty liver disease
Study pinpoints brain cells that trigger sugar cravings and consumption
Fast fructose consumption overwhelms the gut and leads to fatty liver
Resolving bitter debate over low-cal sweeteners
23 December 2019 - Reuters - Nearly All U.S. Kids Eating Added Sugars Before Age 2
3 December - BBC News - 'Sugar overload' warning for festive hot drinks
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
17 October 2019 - MedicalXpress - Evidence of behavioral, biological similarities between compulsive overeating and addiction
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
1 October 2019 - The Conversation - Sugary drinks tax is working: Now it's time to target snacks
23 September 2019 - MedicalXpress - Today's obesity epidemic may have been caused by childhood sugar intake decades ago
6 September 2019 - Science Daily - Sugar alters compounds that impact brain health in fruit flies
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
18 July 2019 - Nutraingredients - Study boosts microbiome fitness and diet quality link
30 May 2019 - BBC - Ultra-processed food linked to early death
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
11 January 2019 - MedicalXpress - Sugar's sick secrets: How industry forces have manipulated science to downplay the harm
7 January 2019 - MedicalXpress - Exposure to sugary breakfast cereal advertising directly influences children's diets
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