AUSTRALIA is almost certain to avoid a tax on sugary drinks as Labor confirms in the senate report Obesity Epidemic in Australia that it does not support the levy adopted by 30 other countries. The Greens-Labor...

HOW long now until sugary drinks carry the sort of gruesome medical images used on cigarette packets warning smokers of the damage to their health? This week sugar and sugary drinks’ seemingly inexorable...

THE conversation in New Zealand about a sugary drink tax, of perhaps 20 per cent, has reached the prime minister’s office. Findings of a report requested by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern...

Regular consumption of sugar sweetened drinks is positively associated with type 2 diabetes independent of obesity status, but surprisingly other non-sugary drinks are linked with type two diabetes also. The...

One less sugary drink a day reduces risk of diabetes, study Replacing one serving of sugary drink per day with water or unsweetened tea or coffee could cut the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by between...

WHO sugar intake recommendations provoke debate The World Health Organisation (WHO) has published a new guideline recommending that adults and children reduce their daily intake of free sugars to less...

Sugary drinks linked to earlier onset of menstrual periods, study Girls who frequently consume sugary drinks tend to start their menstrual periods earlier than girls who do not, according to new research...

Carbonation, an essential component of popular soft drinks, alters the way the brain perceives sweetness and makes it difficult for the brain to determine the difference between sugar and artificial sweeteners,...

Genes in mitochondria, the “powerhouses” that turn sugar into energy in human cells, shape a person’s risk for heart disease and diabetes, according to a study from researchers at the University...

Applying a tax to sugary beverages may help reduce calories from those beverages, but the health benefits may be partially offset as consumers substitute the drinks with other ‘unhealthy’ foods, according...