SugarByHalf Media Watch 12 Feb-17 Feb

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

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The Sugardemic

Australia 'running behind' in obesity prevention policy, health specialists say

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-13/australia-running-behind-in-obesity-prevention/8263816 

Sugar and cancer ties
http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20170212/health-fitness/Sugar-and-cancer-ties.639411

Nutrition and Cardiovascular Disease


Doctor details the negative impact sugar has on people
http://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/arizona-news/236247206-story

We measured the amount of sugar in big brand drinks – and it was pretty scary
http://www.businessinsider.com/how-much-sugar-most-popular-drinks-sugary-health-diet-obesity-dental-health-fat-2017-2?IR=T

The Science of Sweet
https://www.outsideonline.com/2156806/science-sweet

Added sugar should account for no more than 10% of daily calories
http://www.wfmj.com/story/34514046/added-sugar-should-account-for-no-more-than-10-of-daily-calories

Is sugar affecting your fertility? https://au.be.yahoo.com/food/recipes/a/34489818/cant-get-preggas-heres-how-sugar-could-be-affecting-fertility-i-quit-sugar-yahoo7-be/#page1 

Alzheimer's: Excess sugar linked to disease  http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/health-problems/excess-sugar-linked-to-alzheimers-study-finds-a-tipping-point/news-story/365c27ebdc3d2f251dda260e2f3122a9

 

 

Sugar taxes

STUDY: Taxes and Subsidies for Improving Diet and Population Health in Australia: A Cost-Effectiveness Modelling Study
http://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article?id=10.1371/journal.pmed.1002232 

Do ‘Sin Taxes’ Really Change Consumer Behavior?
http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/do-sin-taxes-really-change-consumer-behavior/?utm_source=kw

Sugar, salts and fat taxes could save health budget $3.4 billion and increase life expectancy
http://www.theage.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/sugar-salts-and-fat-taxes-could-save-health-budget-34-billion-and-increase-life-expectancy-20170214-gucbip.html

Sugar tax would prolong Australians' lives, reduce health costs, Melbourne researchers find
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-15/sugar-tax-would-prolong-lives-melbourne-researchers-find/8270488

Australia would save $3.4bn if junk food taxed and fresh food subsidised, says study
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/feb/15/australia-would-save-34bn-if-junk-food-taxed-and-fresh-food-subsidised-says-study?CMP=soc_568

News release: Sticker shock — Canadians projected to pay a steep price for sugary beverages
http://www.heartandstroke.ca/what-we-do/media-centre/news-releases/canadians-projected-to-pay-a-steep-price-for-sugary-beverages

Spyware’s Odd Targets: Backers of Mexico’s Soda Tax 
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/11/technology/hack-mexico-soda-tax-advocates.html

 

Junk Food Marketing to Kids

Foods high in sugar still get health food rating stars as manufacturers 'manipulate' point system http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/experts-believe-food-manufacturers-add-protein-fibre-to-sugarladen-foods-to-increase-health-rating/news-story/1cbbe185278e85e8cf15d475a1e6b0ce 

Kids targeted by junk food ads, call for government intervention
https://www.choice.com.au/shopping/packaging-labelling-and-advertising/advertising/articles/junk-food-companies-targeting-kids-150217

Children still fed junk food ads on TV
http://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/children-fed-junk-food-ads-on-tv/news-story/e162b35ab3f4cd120b024fa2bdba74ff

RESEARCH: Food advertisements on UK television popular with children: a content analysis in relation to dental health
http://www.nature.com/bdj/journal/v222/n3/full/sj.bdj.2017.120.html
 

Lifestyle and tips

3 Sweet Ways to Cut Sugar From your Diet
http://www.kivitv.com/news/3-sweet-ways-to-cut-sugar-from-your-diet

11 processed foods potentially high in added sugar
http://coach.nine.com.au/2017/02/14/14/23/processed-food-added-sugar#Kr2AhtSi9uPfH2VQ.99
 
7 Weird Signs You're Eating Too Much Sugar, According To Experts
https://www.romper.com/p/7-weird-signs-youre-eating-too-much-sugar-according-to-experts-36487
 
Sugar in foods you’d never expect: 5 tips to help your family reduce its daily sugar intake
http://fox6now.com/2017/02/16/sugar-in-foods-youd-never-expect-5-tips-to-help-your-family-reduce-its-daily-sugar-intake/
 
17 Easy Healthy Snacks To Keep You Energized All Day Long
https://www.buzzfeed.com/carolinekee/snacks-to-keep-your-blood-sugar-stable?utm_term=.foMp8JM30#.er3REKMjd
 
The best trick for cutting down on sugar
http://www.treehugger.com/health/best-trick-cutting-down-sugar.html
 
 

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