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Soft drinks and children - news

22 April 2018 - MedicalXpress - Why zero-calorie sweeteners can still lead to diabetes, obesity
19 April 2018 - EurekAlert - Pregnant moms and their offspring should limit added sugars in their diets to protect childhood cognition
Obesity risk doubles for teens bombarded with junk food adverts
9 March 2018 - MedicalXpress - Some great ways to fight childhood obesity
27 February 2018 - The Conversation - Children are far from protected from junk food ads – especially on social media
11 January 2018 - The Conversation - Sugar: six easy ways to encourage children to eat less
8 December 2017 - MedicalXpress - Consuming sugary drinks during pregnancy may increase asthma risk in mid-childhood
28 November 2017 - BBC News - Children 'bombarded by junk food' ads on family shows
13 November 2017 - MedicalXpress - Increased taxes on high fat and high sugar foods will help improve children's diets
The Conversation - Sugar in the diet may increase risks of opioid addiction
13 July 2017 - Reuters - Mother’s soda intake during pregnancy tied to child’s obesity risk
6 June 2017 - MedicalXpress - Drinking diet beverages during pregnancy linked to child obesity, study suggests
22 February 2017 - British Medical Journal - Time for the UK to commit to tackling child obesity
21 February 2017 - MedicalXpress - UK government plan to prevent child obesity is 'severely limited,' argue experts
4 January 2017 - The Guardian - Sugar is the ‘alcohol of the child’, yet we let it dominate the breakfast table
27 September 2016 - The Conversation - Case against soft drink levy is sugar coated
28 August 2016 - The Conversation - Dropping the plan to ban junk food ads in prime time was a bad move - the UK will regret it
24th August 2016 - Journal of Family Health - Childhood Obesity: A Plan for Inaction
19 August 2016 - The Conversation - Childhood obesity plan forgets about babies and toddlers
18 August 2016 - BBC News - Childhood obesity: Plan attacked as 'weak' and 'watered down'
14 June 2016 - New Study Finds 43% of Products Marketed to Kids are Artificially Dyed With Links to Behavioral Problems Causing Concern
10 April 2015 - Cambridge Journals Blog - Sweetened fruit drinks could be linked to childhood asthma
01 April 2015 - ScienceDaily - Dangers of adolescent energy drink consumption for the heart: Cardiologists urge physicians, parents, educators to monitor adolescents' energy drink consumption more closely
29 March 2015 - Sydney Morning Herald - Jamie Oliver whips up support for junk food tax and right recipe for education
25 March 2015 - MedicalXpress - Children and energy drinks comprise a growing public health crisis
12 March 2015 - The Guardian - Tax on sugary drinks could save NHS £15m a year, claims study
26 February 2015 - BBC News - Energy drinks 'should be banned' for under-16s
09 February 2015 - ScienceDaily - Energy drinks significantly increase hyperactivity in schoolchildren, study finds
27 January 2015 - MNT - UK parents hounded by their kids to buy junk food they see on TV - BHF calls for ban on junk food ads before 9pm
14 January 2015 - Medical News Today - New sugar drinks policy launched by experts at the British Dietetic Association
19 November 2014 - NewsDaily - Kids still a target for marketers of sugary drinks: report
17 November 2014 - Medical News Today - Energy drinks and kids: 'disproportionate' poison calls for young children
“Darwin, Diet, Disease, and Dollars,” - how the costs of excess sugar have overwhelmed the US healthcare system
Beyond Obesity: Western Diet Shown to Make People Unintelligent
07 August 2014 - MNT - The balance between acids and host protection in a healthy mouth disrupted by high acidity drinks
02 August 2014 - Conference notes - FAB Research conference: Sugar, fat, food and addiction: New approaches to the public health crisis
14 July 2014 - BBC news - Dental charity blames bad baby teeth on 'child neglect'
4 July 2014 - MNT - TV gives children a 'bad example' on food
17 June 2014 - BBC - Fried food twice per week limit in school meals
3 June 2014 - Time - How Sugar Went From a Condiment to a Diet Staple
11th May 2014 - The Guardian - Sugar is the real enemy, not fat itself, says film targeting obesity
06 May 2014 - medicalnewstoday - Sports drinks and energy drinks linked to unhealthy behaviours in adolescents
25 April 2014 - Food Navigator - Children's TV viewing habits linked to 'junk food' consumption
Omega-3 may minimise damaging effects of junk food on brain: Research review
BBC News - How we became addicted to sugar
8 Feb 2011 - BBC News - Healthy diet 'boosts childhood IQ'
Fast Food Advertising - Study begins to unlock the development of child taste preferences
New fears over additives in children's food
BBC News - 'Toxic Diets' Fuel Child Obesity
What not to feed your child