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Soda tax may be linked to drop in dental-related hospital stays
More than 5,500 hospital admissions for tooth decay for kids may have been prevented due to the implementation of a soft drink tax in the U.K., according to a study recently published in
BMJ Nutrition, Prevention, and Health
November 30, 2023
Calif. legislature approves nutrition standards in schools
California could become the first state to codify President Joe Biden’s federal guidelines on school nutrition standards aimed at reducing sugar and salt in school meals.
September 20, 2023
WHO European region launches status report on oral health
The World Health Organization (WHO) European region recently released a status report on oral health, emphasizing that national health coverage packages must expand access to oral healthcare services.
April 21, 2023
Sugary drink tax may reduce healthcare costs
Residents in Oakland, CA, have bought fewer sugary beverages since a local soda tax went into effect.
April 20, 2023
USDA proposes limiting sugar in school meals
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced on February 3 a proposal to revamp nutrition standards, limiting the amounts of sugar in school meals. The proposal would limit added sugars in certain products and eventually the weekly menu and allow flavored milk with limits on added sugar.
February 2, 2023
Which beverages cause the most dental erosion?
Which type of sugary drink causes the greatest amount of dental erosion to baby teeth? Researchers soaked 52 extracted molars in flavored milk, orange juice, and Pepsi for four weeks to find out. They shared their results in an article published on September 6 in the
Pediatric Dental Journal
September 7, 2022
How sugar taxes impact low-income communities
Research published June 1 in
JAMA Open Network
provides compelling evidence that sugar-sweetened beverage taxes decrease consumption of sugary drinks. Though the evidence is convincing, the study's authors urge policymakers to consider the larger impact of these taxes on society.
June 2, 2022
Are sugar taxes actually effective?
More than 45 countries and local jurisdictions have implemented taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages. But are these taxes effective? To find out, researchers systematically reviewed and meta analyzed existing literature in a new article published June 1 in
JAMA Network Open
June 1, 2022
Pictorial health warnings curb purchases of sugary drinks for children
A picture may be worth a thousand words of warning about the dangers of sugar, according to research published on February 1 in
. Parents were less inclined to purchase sugary drinks for their children if the products contained pictorial health warnings, the study found.
February 1, 2022
BDA wants junk food brands banned from sports
The British Dental Association (BDA) wants junk food brands to stop sponsoring sporting events and for players to stop promoting sugary drinks, unhealthy fast food, and candy, according to an article published on July 5 in
BDJ in Practice
July 7, 2021
Philadelphia's soda tax still works 2 years later
Two years after Philadelphia implemented its soda tax, the volume of purchased sweetened drinks has declined by 42% and sugar consumption has fallen by 34% per person, according to a June 15 paper in
JAMA Network Open
June 15, 2021
Your gut may crave sugar more than your taste buds
Sugar cravings may be driven by more than just taste buds, according to a study published on April 15 in
. Researchers discovered sugar activated the brains of mice -- even when it was deposited straight into their guts.
April 23, 2020
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