Ban on sale of sugary drinks trims employees' waistlines

2019-11-02 15:45

The University of California, San Francisco, is one of a growing number of employers that have stopped selling sugar-laden beverages, with positive results.

Hurting sales: Here's how Berkley's soda tax significantly slashed sales over the years

2019-02-27 19:45

A study shows that soda tax can influence what people buy and be effective in slashing sales, encouraging healthier drinking habits in many.

A study of more than 17,000 people found that one type of drink is linked with a higher risk of death

2018-03-24 09:36

Drinking sugary beverages could be like sipping on a liquid recipe for death, according to a recent long-term study. They may be worse than eating sweet foods.

Sugar tax might only come in 2018

2017-08-11 14:43

Experts are unanimous in their support for the tax as a measure to reduce obesity and related health problems.

Pepsi pledges to produce healthier products

2016-10-18 09:26

According to PepsiCo's chief executive the company's 2025 Sustainability Agenda aims to be consistent with United Nations sustainable development goals and the 2015 Paris climate agreement.

Can you guess which fizzy drink has the most sugar? And no it is not Coca-Cola. Check out this infographic to see if your favorite cold beverage is on the list.

Can you guess which fizzy drink has the most sugar? And no it is not Coca-Cola. Check out this infographic to see if your favorite cold beverage is on the list.

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Parents underestimate obese kids' weight

2014-02-05 11:58

A new review suggests that half of parents with an overweight or obese child think their kids are slimmer than they actually are.

Carbonation in soft drinks alters brain's perception

2013-09-18 10:19

Carbonation, an essential component of popular soft drinks, alters the brain's perception of sweetness, according to a new study.

Junk food bans help schoolkids avoid unhealthy snacks

2013-06-11 12:23

Elementary schools are less likely to sell unhealthy snack foods and drinks if school districts or states have rules that limit the sale of such products.

NY super-size soda ban could fizzle

2013-04-11 09:35

A new study may take the fizz out of New York City's bid to improve health by banning super-sized sugary drinks: It suggests restaurants could bypass the rules, and make more money to boot, by offering pairs of drinks that add up to forbidden sizes.


Many US kids don't drink enough water, and obesity may be the result

2019-06-22 13:00

According to a new survey, many American children don't drink any water at all and end up consuming excess calories from sugar-sweetened drinks.

Zim livid as Coca-Cola reduces sugar content in iconic local drink

2018-06-14 05:15

Zimbabwean social media has been abuzz after the Coca-Cola Company changed the ingredients of the iconic drink Mazoe, which Coca-Cola says is in response to calls for a limit on sugar consumption.

Are you drinking your sugar intake?

2017-10-16 11:00

Water contains no kilojoules and hydrates our body. Avoid sugary beverages and make sure you consume enough water.

LEAKED: Coca-Cola's global sugar tax warfare

2016-11-02 06:59

Coca-Cola is sitting tight after alleged leaked emails exposed the corporate giant's worldwide war against sugar taxes for beverages, which is also on the cards for SA.

“Resistance flies out of the window when I see sugar”

2015-09-02 11:33

Two of our readers share their thoughts on curbing their sugar habits.

Yoghurt and cheese linked to lower diabetes risk

2014-02-06 10:37

Eating yoghurt and low-fat cheese can cut the risk of developing diabetes by around a quarter compared with consuming none.

Confusion about types of sugar in beverages

2013-12-12 12:09

Many people don't know how much and what kinds of sugar are in their beverages – but people who are concerned about sugar should rather avoid it.

Sugary drinks make preschoolers obese

2013-08-06 10:03

Preschool children who regularly indulge in sugary drinks tend to gain more weight than their peers, a study suggests.

Coke takes anti-obesity campaign global

2013-05-09 08:08

Coca-Cola promises to make diet drinks more widely available around the world.

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