Sugar and health

'The competitiveness of the European sugar-using food and drink sector is at stake,' industry committee says.

CIUS: EU must act on sugar shortage risk

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

The Committee of European Sugar Users (CIUS) has called on EU member states and the Commission to take adequate measures to avoid sugar shortages and guarantee a sufficient stock level at the end of this business year.

32% of Irish consumers say they would be more likely to shop at stores where junk food at checkouts is banned

Irish NGO calls for sweet-free checkouts

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

Irish NGO Safefood has called on supermarkets to make checkouts ‘sweet-free zones’ as part of its campaign to tackle childhood obesity.

The risk of dying from heart disease increased exponentially with the amount of added sugars consumed

Sugar consumption linked to heart disease death risk

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Excessive consumption of added sugars in drinks, snacks and sweets is associated with an increased risk of dying from heart disease, according to a major US review published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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