SugarByHalf Media Watch 4 Feb-11 Feb

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

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OBESITY

Poor children face higher risk of obesity
http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/02/09/poor-children-face-higher-risk-obesity

Addressing child obesity: the crucial role for clinicians
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/addressing-child-obesity-crucial-role-clinicians-alessandro-demaio

Once underfed, Brazil's poor have a new problem: obesity
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/once-underfed-brazils-poor-have-a-new-problem-obesity/2016/11/23/74c661fa-ab8e-11e6-8f19-21a1c65d2043_story.html?utm_term=.2149f2a032eb

Let’s Stop Lying about Physical Activity and Obesity
https://www.dietdoctor.com/lets-stop-lying-physical-activity-obesity

Severe Obesity Rockets in Korea
http://www.foodnavigator-asia.com/Policy/Severe-obesity-rockets-in-Korea-Younger-people-at-greater-risk

We need a revolution in the nation's eating habits to break children's sugar addiction, says public health minister
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4202006/We-need-revolution-break-children-s-sugar-addiction.html#ixzz4YLB2onYK 

Families cannot tackle childhood obesity alone, EU study says
http://www.euractiv.com/section/health-consumers/news/families-cannot-tackle-childhood-obesity-alone-eu-study-says

Soft drinks banned at Waitangi events at Treaty grounds to promote health
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11793470

South Pacific islands ban western junk food and go organic
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/03/south-pacific-islands-vanuatu-torba-ban-western-junk-food-health-organic

Dietary guidelines don’t work. Here’s how to fix them
https://theconversation.com/dietary-guidelines-dont-work-heres-how-to-fix-them-68803

 

SUGAR AND FOOD

Breakfast cereals targeted at children contain 'steadily high' sugar levels since 1992 despite producer claims
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/breakfast-cereals-high-sugar-levels-target-children-1992-cash-producer-claims-a7567686.html

Expert says we are giving children the equivalent of alcohol for breakfast
http://www.theage.com.au/lifestyle/health-and-wellbeing/nutrition/expert-says-we-are-giving-children-the-equivalent-of-alcohol-for-breakfast-20170207-gu732y.html

European Soda makers vow to reduce added sugar by further 10%
http://www.foodnavigator.com/Market-Trends/European-soda-makers-vow-to-reduce-added-sugar-by-further-10

Mars bars and KitKats to get smaller to meet new sugar reduction guidelines
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/chocolate-bar-20-per-cent-smaller-sugar-reduction-mars-kitkat-dairy-milk-childhood-obesity-a7564131.html

Santa Fe committee endorses mayor’s soda tax/pre-K proposal
https://www.abqjournal.com/945623/santa-fe-committee-endorses-mayors-soda-taxpre-k-proposal.html

Michael Eades on The Case Against Sugar
https://proteinpower.com/drmike/2017/02/05/the-case-against-sugar/

Coca-Cola profits fall 55 per cent as consumers ditch sugary drinks
http://www.news.com.au/finance/business/retail/cocacola-profits-fall-55-per-cent-as-consumers-ditch-sugary-drinks/news-story/804f1efe051e2ff0a2513b080766f5bb

Survey: consumers' diets aren't as healthy as they think
https://www.consumeraffairs.com/news/survey-consumers-diets-arent-as-healthy-as-they-think-020717.html

Coca-Cola Plus: New Coke with fibre could be healthiest yet
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/coca-cola-plus-new-coke-fibre-healthiest-soft-drink-fizzy-digestion-a7561341.html

USDA report: Americans still consuming 130 pounds (59 kg) of sweeteners per person per year
https://www.ers.usda.gov/webdocs/publications/eib166/eib-166.pdf?v=42762

Sugary drink consumption by youth far exceeds recommended limit, researchers say
http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/sugary-drinks-teens-1.3976538

Sugary drinks tied to 63,000 deaths in the next 25 years, Canadian report warns
http://globalnews.ca/news/3241123/sugar-health-risks-canada/

Pop consumption down, but sales of other sugary drinks have increased: study
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/health/pop-consumption-down-but-sales-of-other-sugary-drinks-have-increased-study/article33986505/

 

TYPE 2 DIABETES

Stick to This Diet If You Want to Reverse Diabetes Risk Factors—or Avoid Them Completely
http://www.rd.com/health/conditions/how-to-avoid-becoming-diabetic/

 

PERSONAL STORIES & LIFESTYLE

The More-Bitter-Than-Sweet History of Sugar
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-more-bitter-than-sweet-history-of-sugar-1486645551

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 Divorce
http://abc30.com/health/sugar-divorce/1748767/

Sugar: get the facts!
https://swimswam.com/sugar-get-facts/

What happened when I gave up sugar, alcohol, grains and dairy for 30 days
http://www.msn.com/en-gb/health/wellness/what-happened-when-i-gave-up-sugar-alcohol-grains-and-dairy-for-30-days/ar-AAmDeT9?li=BBoPOOl

19 smart sweet swaps to crush sugar cravings: chia pudding, bliss balls, chocolate cloud cake and more
http://www.goodfood.com.au/good-health/19-smart-sweet-swaps-to-crush-sugar-cravings-chia-pudding-bliss-balls-chocolate-cloud-cake-and-more-20170205-gu61ak

 

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