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.
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
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
"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."
The results from this study clearly indicate a causal impact of sugary drinks on children's behavior and test scores
In this interview, Dr. Neeraj Narula discusses his research into ultra-processed food and how this can increase your risk of developing IBD.
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.
People at high risk of diarrhoea after antibiotics may benefit from consuming probiotic – as well as prebiotic – foods daily.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Eighty grams of sugar daily, which is equivalent to about 0,8 liters of a normal soft drink, boosts fat production in the liver.
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.
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.
This is the first study to examine unhealthy diets and stress-related sleep disturbance on a global scale in high school students.
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.