Sugar-free and ‘diet’ drinks are often seen as the healthier option, however, researchers from the Imperial College London argue that they are no more helpful for maintaining a healthy weight that their full-sugar counterparts. The research was conducted by academics from Imperial College London, University of Sao Paulo and Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil. They provided a commentary on current research and policy into sweetened drinks. They found that not only were they sugar-free drinks no better from weight loss, but that they may also be detrimental to the environment.
A study published in the British Dental Journal has found that a rising number of 12-14 year olds are regularly drinking sports drinks. These drinks pose an increased risk of obesity and tooth decay, concluded the Cardiff University School of Denistry survey.
The UK government is to tax soft drink manufacturers who put large amounts of sugar in their products. But which fizzy drink has the highest level?
There are “shocking” amounts of sugar in some hot drinks sold in High Street cafes, a campaign group has warned.
A newly launched campaign is aimed at encouraging parents to get “Sugar Smart” and take control of their children’s sugar intake.
A quarter of fruit juices, drinks and smoothies aimed at children contain as much sugar as Coca-Cola, and some considerably more.
UK medical professionals have set out their recommendations for tackling obesity
A cocktail of low-carb, mixed-carb sports drink with added protein leads to prolonged endurance performance in trained female athletes