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Sugary drinks linked to premature death

Drinking sugary drinks, or sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB), heightens the risk of premature death, according to new research from Harvard University. According to the study, led by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the main cause of this premature death is from cardiovascular disease (CVD). To a lesser extent, …

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Leading drinks companies pledge to cut sugar by 20 per cent

Australia’s non-alcoholic drinks companies say they’re taking the lead in supporting a healthier nation by cutting sugar. The Australian Beverages Council, the peak body representing the non-alcoholic beverages industry, has made a commitment to reduce sugar across the industry by 20 per cent by 2025. The Council’s members include Coca-Cola …

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‘Half of Australians’ believe artificial sweeteners are unhealthy

Research commissioned by Nexba has found that 54.6 per cent of surveyed Australians believe artificial sweeteners are bad for their health. From a national representative sample of 1,002 adults aged 18-plus, the survey results “reinforce our mission to increase awareness about the risks of unnecessary sugar and artificial substitutes consumption”, …

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Choice calls for action in added sugar labelling

Consumer group Choice, with the support of the Australian Dental Association, has launched a national campaign encouraging consumers to demand health ministers across the country to include added sugar labelling on food packs. Health ministers are due to meet in late November to discuss possible labelling reforms after delaying a …

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Choice calls for better labelling to help cut sugar intake

If consumers could identify added sugars on food packs they could each avoid an average of 26 teaspoons of sugar a day and lose up to 38.3 kilograms a year, according to a report from consumer organisation Choice. Choice says it found that savoury processed foods and products with claims …

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