Category Archives: Soft Drinks

Sugar Tax: Would The Price Be Passed Onto the Consumer?

The United Kingdom government is considering the implementation of a sugar tax. This is not new, as a number of similar previous taxes have been implemented in various countries (see figure). The premise behind the tax is to increase the … Continue reading

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Would A Sugar Tax Work?

Nutritionally, sugar is sucrose. Sucrose is a disaccharide consisting of fructose and glucose. Evidence suggests that high intakes of refined crystalline sucrose are detrimental to the health and a leading cause of obesity. As a result the United Kingdom government … Continue reading

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Price Elasticity in Soft Drinks: Negating the Effect of a Sugar Tax?

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The Best Drink For Rehydration?

There is controversy as to the best way to rehydrate following fluid depletion. The traditional and accepted method is to consume an oral rehydration drink that is a solution of salt and glucose. This takes advantage of the active transport … Continue reading

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Diet Soft Drinks: Do They Cause Weight Loss?

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Water Versus Diet Beverages: Weight Loss Effects

It is widely understood that sugar sweetened soft drinks are a causative factor in weight gain, due to the additional fructose they can supply to the diet. However it is less widely understood that diet beverage may also have detrimental … Continue reading

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Sugar Sweetened Energy Drinks

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The Metabolic Effects of Different Drinks

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Caffeine: Consumption Across the Pond

Caffeine is an alkaloid chemical derived from plants, but also produced synthetically by man. Caffeine belongs to the methylxanthine group of alkaloids, which also includes theobromine found in chocolate and theophylline found in tea. The most common dietary sources of … Continue reading

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Childhood Feeding Habits Die Hard

Evidence suggests that what we eat as children determines what we eat as adults. Anecdotally, this is probably well known, but scientific evidence supports this contention. For example, researchers investigated the feeding habits of infants over a number of years … Continue reading

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