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diet drinks

Ignore the headlines. Diet drinks don’t make you fat

The front pages of yesterday’s newspapers had some sensational news for the yo-yo dieters and temporary gym members of post-festive…

5 Jan 2017
cola

Teenagers ‘drink a bathtub of cola a year’? This gimmick helps no one

As any fool knows, height is measured in double-decker buses and land is measured in football pitches. If you are…

23 Nov 2016
sugary drinks

Does being deprived of sleep make you crave sugary drinks?

People who get five or fewer hours of sleep a night are likely to drink significantly more caffeinated sugary drinks,…

The sugar levy is economic lunacy. A rethink is urgently needed

When George Osborne found himself having to present a list of missed economic targets in the last budget, he pulled…

22 Aug 2016

Mexico was meant to prove a sugar tax worked. New figures tell a different story

Back in January we were told that Mexico’s tax on sugary drinks cut consumption by six per cent in its…

6 May 2016

A tooth decay crisis? Actually British teeth are healthier than ever

For those of us over the age of 30, the thought of having such bad teeth that we have to…

15 Apr 2016

A sugar tax to make us slimmer? It’s not as simple as that

A new study from Australia’s Obesity Policy Coalition claims that a 20 per cent tax on sugary drinks would reduce…

14 Apr 2016

Snobbery lurks behind the sugar tax crusade

So, a sugary drinks levy. First of all, there may be unintended consequences. Could it open up a black market…

17 Mar 2016

The hospital sugar tax is a stroke of evil genius

Simon Stevens, the head of the NHS (may peace be upon it), today unveiled plans to put a quasi-tax on…

18 Jan 2016

The Times is wrong about a sugar tax. It won’t make us thinner — just poorer

The Times has come out in favour of a sugar tax today. ‘It is time for a sugar tax,’ says…

6 Jan 2016

Anti-sugar fanatics are watching how many biscuits you buy

Today is the start of Sugar Awareness Week. If you haven’t heard of it before, it’s because it has just…

30 Nov 2015