Category Archives: Sugar

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 be More Beneficial to the Poor?

Evidence shows an association between Western lifestyle diseases and low socioeconomic status. In this regard those with the lowest socioeconomic status have the greatest risk of developing Western lifestyle diseases such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, cancer and type 2 diabetes. … 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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Is Sugar Addictive?

Addictions is defined as a phenomenon that required four components. Bingeing, withdrawal, craving and cross sensitization must be present in varying degrees, and these behavioural characteristics have been linked to physical changes in the neurological circuitry of the brain and … Continue reading

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Do People Lie About Their Sugar Intakes?

Sugar is a known obesogenic food and mechanisms have been investigated to explain this process. In short, sugar is able to enter hepatic (liver) pathways that stimulate the formation of fatty acids, and these fatty acids accumulate in tissues and … Continue reading

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Sugar Consumption Changes Gut Bacteria In Rats

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Is Fibre an Essential Nutrient?

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Something to Ponder?

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What About Fruit Juice?

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Sugar Tax: What Does The Literature Say?

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