Sugar named the world’s most popular drug
Should sugar be treated like a drug? A new study shows that seasonal lattes and hot chocolates being sold by some high street coffee chains can contain up to 23 spoonfuls of sugar per cup.
Calls for a chocolate tax in war on obesity
Time for a tax on sugary foods? Obesity kills millions of people each year. After introducing a tax on soft drinks, ministers in the UK are considering extending it to sweets and chocolate.
First ever alcoholic Coke to hit shelves
Is Coca-Cola on its way out? The company is constantly launching new products, including a Japanese alcopop. But its flagship drink, Coke, is struggling as the soda market shrinks.
Eating more fruit and veg aids longer living
New research reveals that those who eat ten portions of fruit and vegetables a day are more likely to live longer. Some want the five-a-day guideline doubled. But is this asking too much?
Shock prediction claims most Britons will be obese
Dire warnings suggest that more than half of Britons will be severely overweight by 2050: experts call for radical action, but does shocking the public distract from balanced health messages?
Medics urge action on ‘toxic, addictive’ sugar
As global consumption of sugar grows ever more greedy, a public health crisis is developing. Should governments introduce a sugar tax? Or time for something more radical?
Sugar is ‘new tobacco’ as junk food takes its toll
Tonight, a BBC documentary will expose the cause of the world obesity epidemic. High-fructose corn syrup could be more addictive than tobacco – and it is in almost everything we eat.