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Risk of obesity is 45% higher among adolescents whose diet is based on ultra-processed food products

Date: 12/04/2022

US population data from 2011-16 show that teenagers with diets high in ultra-processed foods and drinks, vs those with the lowest intakes, were 45% more likely to be obese, 52% more likely to have abdominal obesity (excess fat around the waist) and 63% more likely to have visceral obesity (excess fat on and around the abdominal organs), which correlates closely with risks for cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.


Stop hiding sugar reduction report and commit to more sugar industry reform

Date: 06/04/2022

40 health organisations, academics and food groups are today (6 April) calling on the Government to stop delaying publication of the final report of the voluntary industry Sugar Reduction Programme


Maternal consumption of soft drinks may be linked to ADHD symptoms in offspring

Date: 27/01/2022

This study suggests that daily maternal intake of sweetened carbonated drinks could be linked to a small increase in ADHD symptoms in offspring at eight years of age


Junk food and the brain: How modern diets lacking in micronutrients may contribute to angry rhetoric

Date: 08/12/2021

"Given that our society’s food choices have moved so strongly toward ultra-processed products, we need to learn about the substantial scientific evidence proving that micronutrient intake influences mental health symptoms, especially irritability, explosive rage and unstable mood."


What is the short-term impact of sugary drinks in the classroom?

Date: 03/11/2021

The results from this study clearly indicate a causal impact of sugary drinks on children's behavior and test scores


Increasing your risk of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) through processed food

Date: 27/07/2021

In this interview, Dr. Neeraj Narula discusses his research into ultra-processed food and how this can increase your risk of developing IBD.


Want some holiday reading? Try the National Food Strategy plan. - Michelle's blog

Date: 21/07/2021

If you are even remotely interested in your fellow citizens’ health, our children’s diet, the state of our farming industry, biodiversity, climate change – or even systems analysis – you will find it extremely interesting.


What should you eat after you've been on antibiotics? And can probiotics and prebiotics get your gut back to normal?

Date: 19/07/2021

People at high risk of diarrhoea after antibiotics may benefit from consuming probiotic – as well as prebiotic – foods daily.


The National Food Strategy

Date: 15/07/2021

The Government should introduce a £3/kg tax on sugar and a £6/kg tax on salt sold for use in processed foods or in restaurants and catering businesses.


Is it time for a new junk food tax?

Date: 09/07/2021

There is no doubt – as a nation, we’re snacking more, and what once were occasional treats are now part of the daily diet. Could a junk food tax be the solution to this problem?


Mouse studies find sugar-free energy drinks just as harmful

Date: 17/05/2021

The study showed long-term energy drink intake, sugar-free or not, results in heightened blood glucose and bad fats (triglycerides), which are the common feature of diabetes. It also increased body fat without any changes in weight.


Call for urgent action on energy drinks as new UK research reveals daily use among young people

Date: 19/04/2021

Marketing campaigns for energy drinks are often aimed at those from more disadvantaged backgrounds. They are also an affordable choice and regularly available at cheaper prices than bottles of water.


Researchers call for clearer disclosures about added sugars, diet sweeteners and percent juice on product packages

Date: 08/04/2021

Current labeling regulations and practices fail to give parents and caregivers adequate information, and likely contribute to widespread consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks by young children, according to new research.


Sugar not so nice for your child's brain development

Date: 31/03/2021

New research has shown in a rodent model that daily consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages during adolescence impairs performance on a learning and memory task during adulthood.


Ultra-processed foods are breaking your heart

Date: 22/03/2021

A new study has found that higher consumption of ultra-processed foods is associated with an increased risk of CVD incidence and mortality, with each additional daily serving found to further increase risk.


Consumption of added sugar doubles fat production

Date: 16/03/2021

Eighty grams of sugar daily, which is equivalent to about 0,8 liters of a normal soft drink, boosts fat production in the liver.


High fructose diets could cause immune system damage

Date: 22/02/2021

This new study shows that fructose causes the immune system to become inflamed and that process produces more reactive molecules which are associated with inflammation - this could lead to disease.


New US dietary guidelines: No candy, cake for kids under 2

Date: 30/12/2020

The first U.S. government dietary guidelines for infants and toddlers recommend feeding only breast milk for at least six months and no added sugar for children under age 2.


Junk food linked to sleep problems in teens

Date: 23/12/2020

This is the first study to examine unhealthy diets and stress-related sleep disturbance on a global scale in high school students.


Different forms of sugar impact hunger-suppressing hormones in young adults

Date: 10/12/2020

This study showed that when young adults consumed drinks containing sucrose, they produced lower levels of appetite-regulating hormones than when they consumed drinks containing glucose.