We're hardwired to love sweet things, but too much sugar is leading to an increase in type 2 diabetes. Here's what individuals and policymakers can do cut our collective sugar intake.
Researchers investigated 212 commercially available infant formula milk products on sale in 11 countries.
2020 Australian of the Year James Muecke has called for a tax on sugary drinks – and the evidence is behind him.
Myths that taxes on sugary drinks unfairly disadvantage the poor and will result in job losses don't hold up. Here's what the evidence says.
If one of your goals is to drink more water this year, then make sure you read this.
Sweet and toil.
After several decades in which many housewives turned their backs on slave sugar, it suddenly made a comeback.
Bet you can’t eat just one.
Everyone knows it's hard to stop eating potato chips or chocolate chip cookies. New research shows why: Certain combinations of fat, sodium, sugar or carbohydrates make them irresistible.
We love junk food.
Many argue the key to helping low-income Americans eat healthier is eliminating food deserts. A new study suggests this doesn't help.
The average Canadian adult consumes more than triple the daily limit of 25g added sugar recommended by the World Health Organization.
Sugar triggers dopamine "hits" in the brain, making us crave more of it. Sugar also disrupts memory formation.
Corporations misused evidence to manipulate health policy.
We found that evidence cited by three organisations - a big corporate and two industry lobby groups - was either not evidence at all, or had been twisted to suit the industry’s narrative.
One slice is never enough.
Pizza might seem like a simple food, but it's uniquely equipped to excite our brains and thrill our taste buds.
Shoppers struggle to make sense of food labels – and aren't always sure what they're eating.
Sugar taxes may not prevent obesity and associated conditions overnight, but they can be part of the solution.
Hummingbirds flap their wings 800 times per minute.
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How do hummingbirds drink sugary nectar and not get sick? Don't they need a balanced diet to stay healthy? Do they eat anything else?
Ultra-processed products have little or no intact 'food' remaining in them. And much-praised industry led reformulation is doing nothing effective about this.
A man reading a coke bottle in San Juan Teotihuacán, Mexico.
New research indicates that rising temperatures can push those who prefer sweets to drink more sugary beverages, not water. This has significant implications for public-health policy.
Sugar and artificial sweeteners comes in many shapes and colors.
There is a huge variety of sugar substitutes available. What's the difference? Is one better for controlling blood sugar levels for diabetes? Is one better for individuals trying to lose weight?
Mosquitoes love sugar – so much so that can delay their search for our blood. Now, their sweet tooth may have revealed an important genetic weapon against the spread of mosquito-borne disease.
Researchers are calling for legislation limiting the amount of sugar in baby food.
A study showed that most baby food products have a high sugar content.
Genes not only influence how sweet you think something is, but also how much sugary food you eat.
People with a sweet tooth can (partly) blame their genes for their sugar habit. New research shows how the brain also gets involved.
Time to brush up.
You may think you know everything about keeping your teeth healthy, but what you don't know might surprise you...