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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


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


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.


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?


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.


Teens' ultra-processed diet puts their hearts at risk

Date: 25/11/2020

Adolescents get about two-thirds of their calories from ultra-processed food!


Artificially sweetened drinks may not be heart healthier than sugary drinks

Date: 27/10/2020

This study suggests that sugary drinks and artificially sweetened beverages are associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease


Only 3% sugar cut out from food products in three years, PHE finds

Date: 07/10/2020

It’s clear from this report that the food industry is unable or unwilling to reformulate voluntarily and it’s now time for a different approach


Sugary beverages consumed while breastfeeding affect cognitive development in children

Date: 06/10/2020

What a mum eats and drinks during breastfeeding may influence their infant's brain development


New study links combination of two sugars in high fructose corn syrup to heart health risks

Date: 17/09/2020

Consuming high fructose corn syrup appears to be as bad for your health as consuming sugar in the form of fructose alone.