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Fizzy drink alternatives: Swapping soft drinks for tea can save your child’s teeth

SUGARY drinks are driving an epidemic of dental decay. One in three children has cavities by the time they start school and over the past decade there has been a 24 per cent rise in the number of youngsters whose teeth are so rotten they have to be removed.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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(Reuters Health) - A soda tax has continued to help reduce Mexico’s consumption of unhealthy beverages, researchers say. Purchases of sugar-sweetened beverages were down nearly 10 percent in the second year of the tax, a new study shows. “The tax is working” toward its objective, senior author Shu Wen Ng said in a phone interview. Ng, a health economist and a professor at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, and her team estimated that Mexicans bought 9.7 percent less sugary drinks in 2015 than they would have before the tax took effect. In an effort to wean consumers off sugary drinks and red...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Corn (also known as maize) is among the oldest of cultivated grains, dating back 10,000 years to pre-Mayan times in South America, but corn didn’t make it onto European menus until 1493, when Christopher Columbus brought seeds to Spain. Corn was rapidly embraced, largely replacing barley and millet due to its spectacular yield per acre. Widespread, habitual consumption of cornbread and polenta resulted in deficiencies of niacin (vitamin B3) and the amino acids lysine and tryptophan, causing widespread epidemics of pellagra, evidenced as what physicians of the age called “The Four Ds”: dermatitis, diarrhea...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Corn Cornstarch Dr. Davis High-Fructose Weight loss Wheat Belly Lifestyle Wheat-Free Lifestyle gluten-free grain Wheat Belly Total Health Source Type: blogs
Corn (also known as maize) is among the oldest of cultivated grains, dating back 10,000 years to pre-Mayan times in South America. But corn didn’t make it onto European menus until 1493 when Christopher Columbus brought seeds to Spain. Corn was rapidly embraced, largely replacing barley and millet due to its spectacular yield per acre. Widespread, habitual consumption of cornbread and polenta resulted in deficiencies of niacin (vitamin B3) and the amino acids lysine and tryptophan, causing epidemics of pellagra, evidenced as what physicians of the age called “The Four Ds”: dermatitis, diarrhea, dementia, ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Corn Cornstarch Dr. Davis High-Fructose Weight loss Wheat Belly Lifestyle Wheat-Free Lifestyle gluten-free grain Wheat Belly Total Health Source Type: blogs
As we come to the end of 2016, many of us start to look back – and reflect. The year has been defining – even redefining – in many ways. Politics, technology and culture have all seen major leaps and in some cases, hurdles. In public health, it’s been a big year for sugar.Global recognition is building for the very real health concerns posed by large and increasing quantities of hidden sugar in our diets. This near-ubiquitous additive found in products from pasta sauces to mayonnaise has been in the headlines and in our discussions. The seemingly innocuous sweet treat raises eyebrows from community ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
By KIP SUILLIVAN, JD This is my fourth in a series of imaginary lectures on remedial health policy for President Obama. My goal is to convince Obama that he relied on the wrong people for health policy advice. I am focusing on three people in particular: Elliott Fisher and his colleagues at the Dartmouth Institute, Peter Orszag, and Atul Gawande. In my first comment , I criticized Obama for clinging to the belief that the Affordable Care Act has already reduced health care inflation and will continue to do so in the future. I devoted my second comment  to explaining how influential the Dartmouth Institute has been. In...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs
Some 42 per cent of under-18s, almost five million children, did not visit a dentist in 2015/16, up from 40 per cent the year before, according to the latest figures by NHS Digital.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Conclusion: The majority of the study subjects from government school belonged to medium-risk category and private school subjects belonged to low-risk category which inferred that private school students have high chance to avoid dental caries compared to government study subjects.
Source: Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry - Category: Dentistry Authors: Source Type: research
It appears that Americans are finally getting on board with healthier drinking. In the latest studies, bottled water is looking to overtake soft drink beverages for the first time in a long time. According to a Beverage Marketing report, the consumption of bottled water increased by an astounding 120% from 2000 through 2015. Meanwhile, soft drink consumption decreased by 16%. This, experts say, is a result of Americans becoming more health conscious about the beverages that they choose to imbibe. Major cities, like New York, have imposed hefty taxes on sugary beverages and have even taken efforts to pass laws limiting t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Cairo, 5 April 2016 – In the Eastern Mediterranean Region, more than 65% of adults and 20% of adolescents are currently overweight or obese. Evidence shows that the excessive consumption of sugar is not only a major contributor to the epidemic of obesity but is also leading to increased prevalence of diabetes and tooth decay in children and adults. In order to lower sugar intake and reduce the prevalence of type 2 diabetes and obesity in the Region, the WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, has released a policy statement, including recommended actions, to address the problem. The policy statement and r...
Source: WHO EMRO News - Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news
We have the perfect storm for creating an environment that will continue to injure and destroy the health of our most precious gifts, our children. We live in America, which is the most highly vaccinated country on the planet. Vaccinations alone are responsible for tremendous health damage. We are also a country that consumes a highly processed, sugar-laden, vitamin-deficient diet, which adds its own set of health problems. Good nutrition is the cornerstone of a strong immune system capable of maintaining health and naturally fighting disease. The combination of vaccinations and poor diets contribute to our growing health ...
Source: vactruth.com - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Logical Michelle Goldstein Top Stories Asthma autism autoimmune disorders Malnutrition official dietary recommendations vaccine schedule Weston Price Source Type: blogs
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