Sugar is a surprisingly versatile substance.
Sugar is maligned for its effects on our health, but it's an amazing substance and can be used for more than just making things taste sweet.
Educating people about the dangers of sugary drinks has little impact on their consumption and taxing them is unpopular. Luckily, there is a third way.
The sugar content of your favourite snacks might surprise you.
If you're an average-sized adult eating and drinking enough to maintain a healthy body weight, you should consume no more than 12 teaspoons of sugar per day.
Eating a typical Western diet high in fat and sugar is bad for our memory, including remembering whether or not we’re full.
When we eat a meal, we take for granted that we should feel full afterwards. But eating a diet high in sugar and fat makes it harder for our body to tell if we are full or not.
There is a curious paradox at the heart of the food group's new nutrition scheme: the less consumers trust Big Food, the less attention they will pay to the labels.
Sugary drinks are high in energy and lead to weight gain and obesity.
It's time for Australia to follow the UK's lead and increase the price of sugary drinks.
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Study suggests that comets and meteorites could have seeded planets beyond our own solar system with life.
Sweets for my sweets …
If only it were as simple as sweetness.
Prediabetes in a cup.
One in three people in the UK has prediabetes. A tax on sugary drinks is welcome, but long overdue.
The Hadza get 15% of their calories from honey.
The Hadza hunter-gatherer community get 15% of their calories from honey. If they can live on a high-sugar diet, why can't we?
Scientists have discovered a type of sugar that could actually protect the liver.
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With government obesity strategies failing to get off the ground, it's time for business to step up and develop healthier options.
If sugar severely harms the brains of rats, is it the same for us?
We all know that cola and lemonade aren't great for our waistline or our dental health, but our new study on rats has shed light on just how much damage sugary drinks can also do to our brain.
Some people are sensitive to the effects of food additives.
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The numbers listed on your packaged foods replace the chemical or common name of food additives. These are used to enhance the colour, flavour, texture or prevent them from spoiling.
A new study linking sweetened drinks to heart disease is more confusing than enlightening
Cameron concerned for the poor.
David Cameron dismissed the idea of a tax on sugary drinks, but perhaps he should have listened to the experts.
Like many great challenges of the 21st century, the science identifying the problems with sugar seems clear. What's lacking is the will to address them.
Time for a tax?
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Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s campaign to introduce a sugar tax on fizzy drinks and snacks has been gaining momentum. Oliver has a history of trying to persuade the British public to eat more healthily…
Don’t add sugar.
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Researchers have found that cutting sugar out of kids' diets can improve their blood pressure, cholesterol readings and other markers of metabolic health.
Battleground. Chocolate firms try to keep you coming back for more.
Behind the scenes of your mid-morning treat is a fierce legal battle to protect market share and profits.