Even though the dangers of sugary drinks may be well-understood, confusing labelling and misleading marketing are undermining parents’ best intentions to make the right choices for their children. Read article here.
A panel of experts from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Heart Association, under the leadership of nutrition research organization Healthy Eating Research have issued new guidance on what children should drink to best set them up for healthy growth and development. Read article here.
People who regularly consume soft drinks have a higher risk of an early death, researchers have found, with the trend seen for both sugared and artificially sweetened drinks. Once factors such as body mass index, diet, physical activity, smoking and education were taken into account, there was a 17% higher risk of death among those consuming two glasses a day compared with those drinking less than one glass a month. Read article from the Guardian here.
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