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28 Feb 2013 - UCSF - Sugar Directly Linked to Diabetes Worldwide

Does eating too much sugar cause diabetes? For years, scientists have said “not exactly.” The prevailing theory suggests that eating too much of any food, including sugar, can cause you to gain weight; and it’s the resulting obesity that predisposes people to diabetes. But now the results of a large new epidemiological study suggest sugar may also have a direct, independent link to diabetes.

23 February 2013 - MedicalXpress - Modified Atkins diet helps children with rare form of epilepsy

Doose syndrome or myoclonic-astatic epilepsy is a rare syndrome accounting for one to two percent of childhood epilepsies. A ketogenic diet, which is low in carbohydrates and high in fat, is an effective treatment, but it is very restrictive and difficult to follow.

18 Feb 2013 - The Guardian - Obesity crisis: doctors demand soft drink tax and healthier hospital food

Academy of Medical Royal Colleges puts forward 10-point action plan to help end UK's status as 'fat man of Europe'

17 Feb 2013 - BBC News - Tax fizzy drinks and ban junk food ads, say doctors

Fizzy drinks should be heavily taxed and junk food adverts banished until after the watershed, doctors have said, in a call for action over obesity.

6 Feb 2013 - BBC News - Study finds obesity can 'lead to lack of vitamin D'

Obesity can lower vitamin D levels in the body, a study suggests.

5 Feb 2013 - The Telegraph - Celebrity chefs unite to fight obesity and malnutrition

Britain’s children are in the midst of a major nutritional crisis. Celebrity chefs, executives from the top British food brands, and Olympians have united to demand action from the Government.

5 Feb 2013 - ScienceDaily - Vitamin D, Omega-3 May Help Clear Amyloid Plaques Found in Alzheimer's

A team of academic researchers has pinpointed how vitamin D3 and omega-3 fatty acids may enhance the immune system's ability to clear the brain of amyloid plaques, one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease.

29 Jan 2013 - The Guardian - Tax sugary drinks to boost child health, says report

Budget should raise £1bn a year to pay for free school meals and encourage children to eat fruit and vegetables, urges charity

27 Jan 2013 - Don't worry - eat: Study shows fruits and veggies make you happy

New Zealand study published in the British Journal of Psychology reports eating certain foods could elevate your mood. Study found that participants were happier, calmer and had greater energy on days they ate fruits and veggies.

20 Jan 2013 - BBC News - How addictive is sugar?

Prime Minster David Cameron revealed this week in the House of Commons that he has trouble stopping his three children from over-indulging on sugary, fizzy drinks.

15 Jan 2013 - BMJ - Science Souring on Sugar

Accumulating evidence points towards a role for sugar and other refined carbohydrates in the development of overweight

15 Jan 2013 - BMJ - Sugar and the Heart - Old Ideas Revisited

Forty years after he first put them forward, John Yudkin’s warnings on sugar are finally being recognised.

13 Jan 2013 - The Telegraph - We're eating our way to disaster

As the Government threatens to cap sugar and fat levels in junk food, a warning is sounded from the US

11 Jan 2013 - Food Navigator - Western diet may cause brain impairment and neurodegenerative conditions, say researchers

Consumption of a high fat, high sugar, Western style diet leads to the long-term impairment of brain functioning and may contribute to the development of neurodegenerative conditions, say scientists reviewing decades of evidence.

9 Jan 2013 - Food Navigator - Study links carbonated drinks to depression while coffee is tied to lower risk

Fizzy drinks and fruit squashes are linked to an increased risk of depression, according to new research that also suggests coffee could reduce risk.