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Sugary drinks aren't so sugary after U.K. tax law
The sugar content of sodas sold in the U.K. is going down, according to new research published on January 13 in
. The reduction in sugar content is likely because of changing consumer habits, but also because a tiered tax law went into effect in 2018.
January 20, 2020
Consuming sweet, acidic drinks linked to obesity, tooth wear
Increased consumption of sugary soft drinks may be a leading cause of tooth enamel and dentine erosion in obese patients, and excessive body fat also is linked with tooth wear, according to a study published October 28 in
Oral Clinical Investigations
October 27, 2019
Sugary drinks account for majority of kids' drink sales
Sugary drinks accounted for almost two-thirds of children's drink sales in 2018, according to a report published on October 16. Beverage manufacturers also spent millions of dollars advertising sugar-sweetened beverages to children last year.
October 15, 2019
Snack taxes could be more effective than soda taxes
You've likely heard about taxes on soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages, but what about one on sugary snacks? A new study from
found that raising the price of cookies, cakes, and other sweets could benefit public health.
September 12, 2019
Sugary drinks linked to increased risk of death
Consuming sugary drinks has been linked to an increased risk of death from all causes, according to the findings of a long-term study published on September 3 in
JAMA Internal Medicine
. The study included almost 452,000 individuals from 10 European countries.
September 3, 2019
Sugary beverages linked to higher cancer risk
Drinking sugary beverages may be associated with an increased risk of cancer, according to the findings of a study published in
on July 10. The evidence suggests sugary drinks, including 100% fruit juice, may contribute to the overall cancer rate.
July 11, 2019
Review finds tax lowers sugary beverage consumption
Considerable debate has surrounded taxes on sugary beverages and their effectiveness in reducing consumption, but that debate may be settled by a new review. Researchers analyzed the effects of these taxes and found they were successful in reducing consumption.
June 26, 2019
Review examines how to cut sugary beverage consumption
What methods are effective in reducing the consumption of sugary drinks? Researchers reviewed the evidence and found that some practical methods made an impact. They reported their findings in the
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
on June 12.
June 11, 2019
Appeals court blocks San Francisco sugary drink warning
A U.S. appeals court has blocked a San Francisco law that would have required health warnings on sugary drinks.
February 3, 2019
U.S. voters decide on dental-related issues
U.S. citizens headed to the polls on November 6 to weigh in on a number of dental-related issues in the midterm election. Local and state ballot measures ranged from community water fluoridation to the future of soda taxes, and five dentists were elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
November 6, 2018
Dentists, physicians join for 2020 Calif. soda tax measure
A law was passed in California on June 28 that bans cities and counties from imposing new soda taxes for more than a decade. Now two large healthcare provider organizations have teamed up to file a 2020 ballot measure to levy a statewide tax on sugar-sweetened drinks.
July 5, 2018
How to help patients and society combat added sugars
Despite overwhelming evidence about the harms of added sugars, dentists don't always feel comfortable discussing nutrition with patients. So experts described the best strategies to counsel patients during a panel presentation at the recent 2018 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting. They also discussed public health activism efforts around sugar-sweetened beverages.
March 4, 2018
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