Obesity

Don’t Believe The Weight Loss Claims Of Diet Fizzy Drinks

Last year, the global beverage giant Coca-Cola rolled out an ad campaign encouraging people to unite in the fight against obesity. I have two words for you: damage control. That’s because there is overwhelming evidence stacking up linking the consumption of sugar-laden fizzy drinks to obesity and with consumers becoming much more aware of the […]

Is This The Secret To A Disease-Free Life?

When the British Soft Drinks Association recently responded to health expert, Prof. Capewell’s call to place warnings on sugar-sweetened fruit juice and fizzy drinks to warn people about their increased risks of obesity, diabetes and tooth decay, they said: “Obesity is a far more complex problem than Professor Capewell’s simplistic approach implies and trying to […]

Obesity Rates Pass The 2 Billion Mark

Yesterday, I told you about Prof. Capewell, a public health expert from the University of Liverpool, who called on the UK government to follow the example of lawmakers in the US, who are in the process of considering a new law that places warnings on sugar-sweetened fruit juice and fizzy drinks about how they can […]

Fizzy Drinks Should Carry Health Warnings

There’s no missing the health warnings on cigarette packets. The ones saying: ‘Smoking can seriously damage your health’ or ‘Smoking causes cancer’… Now it looks like sugar-sweetened fruit juice and fizzy drinks could soon be carrying the same warnings… and it’s about time! Socially unacceptable The typical Briton consumes 12 teaspoons of sugar a day […]