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Fruit juice isn't much better for you than soda. Let's stop pretending otherwise.
UK Gov PDF >> bit.ly/1MJYJ6q // This article in BMJ Open demonstrated the extent of the problem: The researchers looked at how much of the American diet is composed of ultra-processed foods and added sugars. They found that 58 percent of total energy intake — more than half of the calories Americans consume! — came from foods that are packed with lots of flavors, colors, and sweeteners. And almost 90 percent of the added sugars Americans consume came from heavily processed foods — the two main sources being soft drinks (17 percent) closely followed by fruit drinks (14 percent). (In this case, "fruit drinks" refers to processed juices with added sugars.) To be clear: Soda remains a big public health threat. As Marion Nestle, a New York University professor and author of the new book Soda Politics. points out, "Sales of [soda alternatives] are up, but not nearly so much as to compensate for the decline in Coke and Pepsi." ... via andi bellatti - bit.ly/1pQAajC
Sugar  Tax  Big  Sugar  processed  food  food  engineering  sin  obesity  epidemic  Politics  Dopamine  junk  food  book  lobby  health  care  cost  obesity  diabetes 
march 2016 by asterisk2a
Benefits of smoking ban hailed 10 years on
The smoking ban which came into force 10 years ago has saved Scots from breathing in more than half a tonne of toxic material, a study has suggested.
smoking  passive  smoking  tobacco  public  health  public  safety  public  health  policy  public  health  risk  health  care  cost  health  care  budget  health  care  demand  health  care  spending  sin  tax  prevention  intervention  NHS  Scotland  NHS  England  NHS  austerity  self-medication  substance  abuse  coping  mechanism  carcinogen  carcinogenic 
march 2016 by asterisk2a
EU-Tabakrichtlinie: Bundesrat beschließt Schockbilder auf Zigarettenschachteln
lobby put down regulation, delayed it for many many many months. // Die letzte Hürde ist genommen: Ab Ende Mai zieren auch in Deutschland Schockbilder und größere Warnhinweise die Zigarettenschachteln. Der Bundesrat hat das Gesetz gebilligt.
tobacco  smoking  public  health  taxation  Lobbying  lobby  lobbyist  European  Union  public  health  risk  cancer  heart  disease  health  care  cost  sin  tax  luxury  tax 
march 2016 by asterisk2a

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