It’s official: soda tax offers “net good” to society

It really works.

New ‘brain training’ game could help you wean off of excess added sugar

Sweet, sweet research.

High-sugar diet might make food less enjoyable, promoting obesity

Eating lots of sugar makes us fat. It also deadens sweet buds, fueling a vicious cycle.

Sugar rushes just aren’t a thing, researchers say

Can this bitter myth just go away already?

Being hungry really does sour your mood, research reveals

Turns out “I’m hangry” is a legitimate excuse after all.

Most supermarket yogurt products contain too much sugar, new study warns

Do you like sweet yogurt? You might want to read this.

Show people the dangers of sugary beverages and they’ll pick healthier options

Graphic warnings work — text ones? Not so much.

Children in England are simply eating too much sugar

Put the cake down, Karen. Have an apple instead.

American toddlers are consuming more added sugar than the recommended daily intake for adults

Parents should add fresh fruits and vegetables to their kids’ diets instead.

The soda tax works: After tax, Philadelphians are 40 percent less likely to drink soda every day

Sugar is bad for you — and apparently, adding a sugar tax does wonders for your heath.

Where sugar comes from: a journey through its history and production

All about the world’s favorite sweet.

The sugar industry knew about negative health effects, but swept them under the rug

Oh they knew…

A man’s sweet tooth can increase the risk of anxiety and depression

Bad news, everyone.

Berkley’s penny-per-ounce soda tax paid off, a new study reports

This could have significant fiscal and health benefits.

Sugar addiction could be treated with the same drugs we use for nicotine addiction

People frequently overindulge, sometimes to the point of developing sugar addictions. There has been a lot of interest in the pharmaceutical industry in finding treatments that can combat this effect, with little results up to now. But, a world-first study led by QUT might change that.

UK to introduce tax on sugary drinks

UK has announced the introduction of a tax on sugary drinks, based on the amount of sugar in the beverages. The main goal is to “help tackle childhood obesity, by incentivising companies to reduce the sugar in the drinks they sell [and] to fund a doubling of the primary schools sports premium to £320 million per year from September 2017.”

How the American diet leaves people both overfed and undernourished at the same time

More than half of American’s calories come from ultra-processed foods, a new study finds. The data also indicates close to 90% of total added sugar intake can be traced back to these foodstuffs.

New enzyme could be used as an insulin alternative, to treat diabetes and obesity

University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) scientists have identified a new enzyme that could protect the body from toxic levels of intra-cell sugar. When there is too much sugar in the body it gets processed to glycerol-3-phosphate, a buildup of which can damage internal organs. The team behind the study proved that G3PP is able to extract excess sugar from cells.

Mexico’s soda tax is working, sales drop by 14%

A new study looking into how Mexico’s soda tax is impacting consumer habits one year after implementation. The results show a decrease in sugar-sweetened beverage consumption accompanied by an increase in sales of untaxed drinks throughout the country.

Swap a sweet drink for water and you get a 25% lower chance of diabetes

Swapping out a single daily sweet drink for water or unsweetened tea or coffee can lower the risk of diabetes by up to 25%, a new research suggests.