Sugary drink consumption in Chile fell nearly a quarter after the country introduced a raft of regulatory measures on foods high in sugar, fat, salt and calorie content. The affect was slightly greater among middle and high socioeconomic groups.
An intake of more than 0.5 servings per week of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) may potentially increase the risk of metabolic syndrome in diabetic patients, according to a study from the Middle East.
Mexico’s sugar tax is hitting poor people, increasing inequality and failing to tackle obesity, says the country’s soft drink group ANPRAC – but a recent academic paper suggests even regressive sugar taxes are still “socially desirable”.
A new study has found no direct link between the consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks and elevated BMI in children, prompting authors to question the effectiveness of the UK’s single-nutrient tax approach.
Warning labels on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) were linked to a decrease in obesity and overweight prevalence in three major US cities, a new study by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggested.
A major criticism of the public health lobby’s proposed sugar sweetened beverage tax—that it would unfairly punish the poor and disadvantaged—may have been debunked by research from Deakin University’s Global Obesity Centre.