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Repeated exposure to high levels of acid can cause tooth erosion. Joshua Hunter/Flickr

Health check: what’s eating your teeth?

Most of us know sugar is bad for teeth because it feeds bacteria that cause tooth decay. But fewer of us are aware that equally damaging is repeated exposure to acids in food and drinks.
Even though they were designed for athletes, sports drinks are now usually consumed by people who are neither exercising nor athletes. Rowan Gillette- Fussell/Flickr

Sports drinks help athletic performance and nothing else

A proposal to allow sports drinks manufacturers to feature health claims has led to something of a spat between the drinks industry and a health lobby group. The heart of the matter is whether “sport drinks…
Spectators can attribute the positive qualities of the sport they’re watching to the supplements and sports drinks being promoted. vijay chennupati/Flickr

Sport sponsorship lends halo to supplements and sports drinks

Sporting bodies shouldn’t unconditionally accept sponsorship from nutritional supplements and sports drinks companies because a link with sports lends undue credibility to these unproven products. In an…

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