SugarByHalf Media Watch 13-22 January 2017

This is our regular curation of the top content about sugar we've seen this week.

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SUGAR AND NUTRITIONISTS 

Big Sugar’s Secret Ally? Nutritionists
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/13/opinion/sunday/big-sugars-secret-ally-nutritionists.html

David Gillespie on quitting sugar being a fad diet: "The next time you hear a dietician banging on about 'fad diets' remember two things. First, sugar is not a food group and you may safely remove it forever (and do yourself a significant favour)." http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/david-gillespie/if-quitting-sugar-is-a-fad-so-is-going-vego/ 

Peter FitzSimons: “Why you don’t need to be a bloody scientist to know sugar is bad for you.” 
https://iquitsugar.com/peter-fitzsimons-dont-need-bloody-scientist-know-sugar-bad/

Seven things in food to stay livid about in 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/jan/12/7-things-to-stay-livid-about-in-2017-jay-rayner?CMP=fb_gu

The Limits of Sugar Guidelines - Nina Teicholz asks is there a danger in governments offering too-specific advice on sugar consumption?
https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2017/01/the-limits-of-sugar-guidelines/512045/ 

 

GARY TAUBES: The Case Against Sugar – The Must Read Book for 2017

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Is sugar killing us? Author Gary Taubes makes his case
http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-january-16-2017-1.3934687/is-sugar-killing-us-author-gary-taubes-makes-his-case-1.3934689

Here's How Americans Ended Up Eating Too Much Sugar
http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/sugar-gary-taube_us_587e9917e4b01cdc64c859ff 

Eat your danish before you read ‘The Case Against Sugar’
http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article127263569.html

Author Gary Taubes Argues “The Case Against Sugar”
http://www.craveonline.com.au/culture/1194551-gary-taubes-the-case-against-sugar

The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes — sweet little lies
https://www.ft.com/content/354a0396-d993-11e6-944b-e7eb37a6aa8e

Column: The case against sugar
http://www.tampabay.com/news/perspective/column-the-case-against-sugar/2310350

One More 'Case Against Sugar'
http://wkyufm.org/post/one-more-case-against-sugar#stream/0

 

SOME GREAT STORIES 

The decile 1 school that quit sugar and improved its pupils' teeth
http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/well-good/teach-me/88301316/the-decile-1-school-that-quit-sugar-and-improved-its-students-teeth

How we ‘fixed’ our diabetic dad – and saved his life
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/jan/14/fixing-dad-documentary-diabetes-low-carbohydrat

 

WHAT SUGAR IS DOING TO US

Sweetness and blight: the mounting case against sugar
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/jan/16/case-against-sugar-sweetness-and-blight-rachel-cooke

Too Much Sugar Could Be Changing Our Genes, Shortening Life Span
http://www.vocativ.com/391439/sugar-genes-shortening-life-span/

Your 2017 Guide to Cutting Back on Sugar
http://www.popsugar.com.au/fitness/Tips-Cutting-Back-Sugar-43009101

Experts Call For Sugar to Be Treated As a Drug
http://bigthink.com/21st-century-spirituality/how-much-sugar-is-too-much

5 ways sugar could kill you
http://nypost.com/2017/01/11/5-ways-sugar-could-kill-you/

Two-thirds of packaged foods sold in Canada have added sugar: study
http://www.ctvnews.ca/health/two-thirds-of-packaged-foods-sold-in-canada-have-added-sugar-study-1.3238315?hootPostID=aab65c5aa5570328b46fed0f34e17f21 

 

OBESITY 

I used to blame fat people. Now I blame obesity on sugar industry propaganda
http://www.theage.com.au/comment/i-used-to-blame-fat-people-now-i-blame-obesity-on-sugar-industry-propaganda-20170119-gtuf5t

Obesity-Linked Diagnoses On The Rise Among Kids And Teens
http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/01/12/509374443/obesity-linked-diagnoses-on-the-rise-among-kids-and-teens

In-home interventions planned for obese Aussie kids
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/inhome-interventions-planned-for-obese-aussie-kids/news-story/8b963d9803b560912f9c2462e532fb00

Obesity crisis can’t be ignored so let’s start talking before it’s too late
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/opinion/obesity-crisis-cant-be-ignored-so-lets-start-talking-before-its-too-late/news-story/a86060f3f0d387b623b0d6f820652671

The Most Popular Theory About What Causes Obesity May Be Very Wrong
http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2017/01/one-theory-might-be-ruining-our-fight-against-obesity

Criticising your children for their 'puppy fat' makes them more likely to be obese as an adult
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4124940/Criticising-children-puppy-fat-makes-likely-obese-adult.html

In the Shopping Cart of a Food Stamp Household: Lots of Soda
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/13/well/eat/food-stamp-snap-soda.html?hp

 

SUGAR CONTENT OF FOODS AND DRINKS

There's a scary amount of sugar in our favourite breakfast cereals
http://www.businessinsider.com.au/nestle-kelloggs-crunchy-nut-frosties-cocopops-health-diet-processed-sugar-health-uk-popular-breakfast-cereals-2017-1?r=US&IR=T

Kids Are Eating Nearly 200% More Fake Sugar
http://time.com/4630065/kids-artificial-sugar-sweeteners/?xid=tcoshare

Deconstructed Nutella: nuts, cocoa – and 58% sugar
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/shortcuts/2017/jan/20/is-nutella-really-that-bad-for-you

Co-op to remove sweets from checkouts in battle against childhood obesity
http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/co-op-remove-sweets-checkouts-12458038

Is sugar the new smoking?
http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/health-family/is-sugar-the-new-smoking-1.2943028

 

THE SKITTLES STORY

Thousands of Skittles end up on an icy road. But that's not the surprising part
http://edition.cnn.com/2017/01/19/health/spilled-skittles-road-trnd/index.html?sr=twCNN012017spilled-skittles-road-trnd0632AMVODtopPhoto&linkId=33587114

Why are we feeding cows Skittles?
http://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/blogs/why-are-we-feeding-cows-skittles

 

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