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Is your child a fussy eater? Top tips to help get them back on track
Scientists claim that overeating is not the primary cause of obesity
Eating a plant rich diet reduces risk of developing COVID-19
Sugar: why some people experience side-effects when they quit
AI reveals how glucose helps the SARS-CoV-2 virus
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Is it time for a new junk food tax?
Study associates organic food intake in childhood with better cognitive development
Study shows potential dangers of sweeteners
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
Mouse studies find sugar-free energy drinks just as harmful
Study investigates link between prediabetes and youth beverage intake
Call for urgent action on energy drinks as new UK research reveals daily use among young people
Researchers call for clearer disclosures about added sugars, diet sweeteners and percent juice on product packages
Sugar not so nice for your child's brain development
Ultra-processed foods are breaking your heart
You know sugar is bad for your kids—here's what you can do
Junk food linked to sleep problems in teens
Different forms of sugar impact hunger-suppressing hormones in young adults
Artificially sweetened drinks may not be heart healthier than sugary drinks
Scholars link obesity and disease to dramatic dietary changes
Only 3% sugar cut out from food products in three years, PHE finds
Frequent Soft Drink Consumption May Make Adolescents More Aggressive
19 February 2020 - MedicalXpress - World failing to provide children with a healthy life and a climate fit for their future: WHO-UNICEF-Lancet
23 December 2019 - Reuters - Nearly All U.S. Kids Eating Added Sugars Before Age 2
16 December 2019 - The Guardian - Malnutrition and obesity now a global problem, say experts
11 December 2019 - The Conversation - How junk food shapes the developing teenage brain
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 - Industry has unduly influenced TV advertising regs on restricting unhealthy kids' foods
18 September 2019 - MedicalXpress - Healthy drinks, healthy kids: First-ever consensus on recommendations for young children
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
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
MedicalXpress - No such thing as 'sugar rush' - sugar worsens mood rather than improving it
25 March 2019 - MedicalXpress - Major medical groups call for soda taxes
11 February 2019 - Nutraingredients - Norway’s food authorities warn of caffeine-containing energy drinks’ effect on kids
11 January 2019 - MedicalXpress - Sugar's sick secrets: How industry forces have manipulated science to downplay the harm
3 January 2019 - MedicalXpress - No compelling evidence for health benefits of non-sugar sweeteners
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
5 October 2018 - MedicalXpress - Digital marketing exposure increases energy drink usage among young adults
19 September 2018 - BMJ - Ban on sale of energy drinks to children
30 August 2018 - BBC News - Government proposes energy drinks ban for children
30 July 2018 - MedicalXpress - Limit low-calorie sodas and drinks, and stick to water instead, researchers advise
23 July 2018 - MedicalXpress - Food additives a toxic mix for kids
9 July 2018 - MedicalXpress - To reduce your risk of obesity, it helps to have a mom who follows five healthy habits