In a statement to US media, the Coca-Cola Company has declared its intention to lower calorie levels in its soft drinks and other products.
A research paper published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood contributes to the growing weight of evidence that skim milk is a more significant factor in weight gain than whole milk. Using data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, which is tracking the long term health of a representative sample of US children born in 2001, researchers found the prevalence of obese and overweight children was greater amongst those that consumed low fat milk than those who drank full fat milk.
A study published in the latest issue of the British medical journal The Lancet has linked a lack of dedicated family meal times with high levels of obesity.
Coca-Cola’s purported desire to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony in 1971 has been exposed in subsequent years by a series of profit-driven decisions that potentially compromised the health of its consumers. So Coca-Cola’s recent disrespect for the office of the Otago-Southland Coroner and one of its biggest supporters, the late Natasha Harris, is no more than we should expect from one of the global food industry’s largest corporations.
Contrary to claims by the British Prime Minister that government funding of the London Olympics is an investment in improved physical activity and public health, The Children’s Food Campaign (CFC) has accused games organisers of turning the event into a promotion of junk food.
The launch last week of Eating Planet-Nutrition Today: A Challenge for Mankind and for the Planet in New York presents the notion of agriculture as a potential leader in the fight to address global nutrition and environmental issues.
The release this week of new research showing limited direct linkage between sugar consumption and obesity makes the point, if one needed to be made, that science does not provide comfortable material for politicking. While the case against sugar, by sweet and nasty campaigners, is currently loud and vociferous, this new paper’s appearance reminds us that like tobacco the war for control of sugar is just warming up.
New York City is proposing to ban the sale of large sized, sugar laden drinks in all restaurants, cafe’s, bars and other service outlets in the city.
Snacking may be the modern way of fuelling up, but new evidence shows that the fashion for grazing throughout the day may be one of the reasons for soaring obesity rates.
Researchers at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom have identified 20% as the rate at which a tax needs to be applied to junk food if it is to be an effective tool for reducing obesity.
Eggs have emerged from recent tests as a possible champion in the battle with obesity, reversing recent trends that have demonised eggs as too cholesterol rich for a healthy diet.
The release of new research by Australian scientists is the latest in a staged argument in favour of the introduction of a fat tax in Australia to reduce the number of diabetes type 2 cases over the next 12 years.