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Banning the promotion of soft drinks could be more effective than a sugar tax

Evan Lorne/Shutterstock Wisdom Dogbe, University of Aberdeen and Cesar Revoredo-Giha, Scotland’s Rural College Obesity is one of the most serious health problems facing the UK, where around 65% of adults are either obese or overweight. This has implications. In 2006/2007, obesity cost the NHS £5.1 billion. That means we are likely to pay more taxes in the future to keep …

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Pure fruit juice: healthy, or not?

Yes, fruit juice contains natural sugar, but it has other benefits over sugar-sweetened drinks. Carlos Horta/Shutterstock

Yes, fruit juice contains natural sugar, but it has other benefits over sugar-sweetened drinks. Carlos Horta/Shutterstock David Benton, Swansea University and Hayley Young, Swansea University Fruit juice was once viewed as part of a healthy diet, but today it is often seen as supplying little more than a high dose of sugar. Increasingly, fruit juices are seen as junk foods, …

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