Studies gauge effect of soft drink taxation, advertising and labeling laws

Laws affecting the labeling, marketing and taxation of sugary soft drinks impact the behavior of both consumers and manufacturers, according to two studies published this week in PLOS Medicine. In the first study, Camila Corval├ín of the University of Chile and colleagues analyzed the impact of Chile’s Law of Food Labeling and Advertising, implemented in 2016. The law mandates front-of-packaging […]

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High blood pressure: Drinking one glass of this juice a day could lower your reading

High blood pressure puts a strain on your artery walls as blood thumps against them even harder when travelling through the body. After repeated exposure to high blood pressure, arteries can narrow and become stiff, increasing blood pressure even further. To help prevent this, there’s one juice you need to be drinking, research suggests. A major trial carried out at […]

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How to live longer: Adding this drink to your diet could increase your life expectancy

Life longevity may seem beyond one’s control, but many healthy habits may lead a person to reaching a ripe, old age. These include drinking coffee or tea, exercising, getting enough sleep and limiting alcohol intake. Taken together, these habits can boost a person’s health and put them on the path to a long life. There is another healthy habit one […]

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Schoolchildren from affluent families TWICE as likely to drink alcohol

Schoolchildren from the most affluent families are TWICE as likely to drink alcohol as those from poorer backgrounds – and they use drugs more often, reveals major NHS report A total of 12 per cent of children from affluent families had drunk in the last week The figure was seven per cent for youngsters from less affluent families One in […]

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High blood pressure: Could this unusual drink help lower blood pressure?

High blood pressure is a major health concern due to the major damage caused to the body’s organs. Pressure on the heart and blood vessels increases a person’s risk of a heart attack or stroke. High blood pressure can also cause heart and kidney disease, and is closely linked to some forms of dementia. Hypertension is the medical term for […]

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Is alcohol bad for you? It depends on the drink and how you drink it

Recent headlines claim that a glass of wine or a pint of beer a day shortens your life. It’s enough to dampen any thoughts of a celebratory drink or two at Christmas. But those conclusions are based on a partial view of the alcohol debate. No one disputes the fact that many people drink too much alcohol. The controversy centres […]

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