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18 January 2017 - Nutraingredients - Energy drink consumption associated with mental health problems for teens

Teenagers who regularly consume energy drinks are at “great risk” of mental health problems, particularly when consumed in combination with junk food, researchers claim.









11 January 2017 - Eurekalert - Study explains how western diet leads to overeating and obesity

UC Riverside researchers identify peripheral endocannabinoid signaling as a pharmaceutical target for overeating associated with diet-induced obesity.



11 January 2017 - Eurekalert - Study first to connect stress-associated brain activity with cardiovascular risk

For the first time in humans, study links activity in a stress-sensitive structure within the brain to the risk of subsequent cardiovascular disease.


10 January 2017 - MedicalXpress - Consumption of low-calorie sweeteners jumps by 200 percent in US children

Study shows big increases in consumption of artificial sweeteners in recent years





4 January 2017 - The Guardian - Sugar is the ‘alcohol of the child’, yet we let it dominate the breakfast table

There’s a reason that the World Health Organisation and the United States Department of Agriculture have provided upper limits of sugar – because dietary sugar fries your kids’ liver and brain; just like alcohol.


3 Jan 2017 - The Guardian - Children consume half of daily sugar quota at breakfast - study

Public Health England launches barcode app after finding that under-10s consume three times the recommended limit