The Long Read: In 1972, a British scientist sounded the alarm that sugar – and not fat – was the greatest danger to our health. But his findings were ridiculed and his reputation ruined. How did the world’s top nutrition scientists get it so wrong for so long?
Source: The sugar conspiracy | Ian Leslie
But perhaps not amusing to everyone. (Remember, Methodists never make love standing up. It might lead to dancing!)
The newly-passed soda taxes in California and Colorado are a bright spot for public health community.
Source: A Big Blow for Big Soda | Civil Eats
Residents of Howard County Maryland reduced the amount of sugary drinks they purchased by nearly 20 percent after a multi-faceted public health campaign that included local policy changes.
Source: Sugary drink sales drop nearly 20 percent after multi-faceted campaign
Group of 73 health and obesity experts call for ban before 9pm watershed, restrictions online and end of sports sponsorship
Source: Curbs on junk food ads No 1 priority in fighting childhood obesity, says study
The NHS in England is considering whether to ban or impose a tax on sugary drinks sold in hospitals.
Source: NHS in England ponders sugary drinks ban – BBC News
Soft drink studies conducted by independent researchers tend to draw different conclusions than studies supported by the beverage industry.
Source: Studies Linked to Soda Industry Mask Health Risks