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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Big Sugar’s Secret Ally? Nutritionists

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)." 

Peter FitzSimons: “Why you don’t need to be a bloody scientist to know sugar is bad for you.”

Seven things in food to stay livid about in 2017

The Limits of Sugar Guidelines - Nina Teicholz asks is there a danger in governments offering too-specific advice on sugar consumption? 


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


Is sugar killing us? Author Gary Taubes makes his case

Here's How Americans Ended Up Eating Too Much Sugar 

Eat your danish before you read ‘The Case Against Sugar’

Author Gary Taubes Argues “The Case Against Sugar”

The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes — sweet little lies

Column: The case against sugar

One More 'Case Against Sugar'



The decile 1 school that quit sugar and improved its pupils' teeth

How we ‘fixed’ our diabetic dad – and saved his life



Sweetness and blight: the mounting case against sugar

Too Much Sugar Could Be Changing Our Genes, Shortening Life Span

Your 2017 Guide to Cutting Back on Sugar

Experts Call For Sugar to Be Treated As a Drug

5 ways sugar could kill you

Two-thirds of packaged foods sold in Canada have added sugar: study 



I used to blame fat people. Now I blame obesity on sugar industry propaganda

Obesity-Linked Diagnoses On The Rise Among Kids And Teens

In-home interventions planned for obese Aussie kids

Obesity crisis can’t be ignored so let’s start talking before it’s too late

The Most Popular Theory About What Causes Obesity May Be Very Wrong

Criticising your children for their 'puppy fat' makes them more likely to be obese as an adult

In the Shopping Cart of a Food Stamp Household: Lots of Soda



There's a scary amount of sugar in our favourite breakfast cereals

Kids Are Eating Nearly 200% More Fake Sugar

Deconstructed Nutella: nuts, cocoa – and 58% sugar

Co-op to remove sweets from checkouts in battle against childhood obesity

Is sugar the new smoking?



Thousands of Skittles end up on an icy road. But that's not the surprising part

Why are we feeding cows Skittles?


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