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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

5 January 2017 - The Guardian - Is sugar the world's most popular drug?

It eases pain, seems to be addictive and shows every sign of causing long-term health problems. Is it time to quit sugar for good?

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