British Soft Drinks Association

Type: Organization
Name: British Soft Drinks Association
First reported Oct 14 2014 - Updated Oct 15 2014 - 1 reports

Poorly regulated energy drinks could be harming children, WHO warns

High-caffeine energy drinks are being widely consumed by children and young people and could be storing up "a significant public health problem" for the future, experts from the World Health Organisation have warned. Researchers found that many such drinks ... [Published The Independent - Oct 14 2014]
First reported Oct 14 2014 - Updated Oct 15 2014 - 1 reports

Energy drinks could cause public health problems, says WHO study

A European study found that over 70% of 18- 29-year olds drink energy drinks like Red Bull with alcohol. Photograph: David Sillitoe for the GuardianEnergy drinks will become a significant public health problem if their use among young people is not addressed ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Oct 14 2014]
First reported Oct 01 2014 - Updated Oct 01 2014 - 1 reports

Manufacturer slams proposed sugar tax

Health experts have suggested a 'sugar tax' is needed to curb the nation's sweet tooth but manufacturers say this will not work. Mary Isokariari reports.A global drinks brand has criticised the proposed 'sugar tax' for preventing consumers from making ... [Published Asian Trader - Oct 01 2014]
Entities: Sugar, Taxes, Caries
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Oct 01 2014 - 1 reports

Do artificial sweeteners raise diabetes risk?

“Artificial sweeteners may promote diabetes, claim scientists,” reports The Guardian.But before you go clearing your fridge of diet colas, the research in question – extensive as it was – was mainly in mice.The researchers’ experiments suggest artificial ... [Published Nursing Times - Sep 30 2014]
First reported Sep 22 2014 - Updated Sep 22 2014 - 1 reports

Sugary drinks under the spotlight

Responding to the article The dietary advice on added sugar needs emergency surgery published in the British Medical Journal, Gavin Partington, British Soft Drinks Association Director General, said: “The nutritional content of soft drinks is clearly ... [Published SOFT DRINKS INTERNATIONAL - Sep 22 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 2 reports

Artificial sweeteners linked to glucose intolerance

(New Scientist) Artificial sweeteners can cause glucose intolerance in mice, and perhaps in humans, by altering gut bacteria, a series of experiments suggests. Although artificial sweeteners – among the world’s most widely used food additives – are approved ... [Published WorldNetDaily - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 2 reports

Low-calorie sweeteners found in diet drinks RAISE the risk of obesity and diabetes by affecting how the body processes sugar

Millions rely on them to help them stay thin. But low-calorie artificial sweeteners actually raise the risk of obesity, researchers fear.The popular sugar alternatives found in diet drinks and in sachets in cafes and restaurants may also increase the ... [Published Mail Online UK - Sep 17 2014]
Entities: Diet, Diabetes, Obesity, Sugar
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

BSDA responds to report in BMC Public Health calling for 100% sugar tax

British Soft Drinks Association director general Gavin Partington has responded to a report in BMC Public Health, which calls for 100% sugar tax.Partington said: "We should rely on more than Professor James' guesswork to imagine the impact of a tax that ... [Published Foodbev - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

Add get-up-and-go to a ban on energy drinks

A school embargo is tricky to enforce, but this guide will help you to stop students – and staff – guzzling caffeine-heavy beveragesTeachers and energy drinks should be a fantastic double act. A quick sip or two of the latest brand of caffeine-heavy fuel ... [Published Times Education Supplement - Jul 18 2014]

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In a review of medical evidence, Dr João Breda of the WHO’s Regional Office for Europe, and other researchers, said that "concerns in the scientific community and among the public regarding the potential adverse health effects" of energy drinks were "broadly valid"
They say their findings suggest artificial sweeteners "may have directly contributed to enhancing the exact epidemic [obesity and diabetes] that they themselves were intended to fight"
"The most shocking result is that the use of sweeteners aimed at preventing diabetes might actually be contributing to and possibly driving the epidemic that it aims to prevent" says Eran Elinav at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, who co-supervised the work with his colleague Eran Segal
Partington said: "We should rely on more than Professor James' guesswork to imagine the impact of a tax that would push prices up for millions of consumers, with no clear impact on public health, as politicians in Denmark have found."

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Poorly regulated energy drinks could be harming... [Published The Independent - Oct 14 2014]
Energy drinks could cause public health problem... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Oct 14 2014]
Manufacturer slams proposed sugar tax [Published Asian Trader - Oct 01 2014]
Do artificial sweeteners raise diabetes risk? [Published Nursing Times - Sep 30 2014]
Sugary drinks under the spotlight [Published SOFT DRINKS INTERNATIONAL - Sep 22 2014]
Artificial sweeteners linked to glucose intoler... [Published WorldNetDaily - Sep 18 2014]
Do artificial sweeteners raise diabetes risk? [Published Cotswold Journal - Sep 18 2014]
Low-calorie sweeteners found in diet drinks RAI... [Published Mail Online UK - Sep 17 2014]
Artificial sweeteners linked to glucose intoler... [Published New Scientist - Sep 17 2014]
BSDA responds to report in BMC Public Health ca... [Published Foodbev - Sep 16 2014]
Add get-up-and-go to a ban on energy drinks [Published Times Education Supplement - Jul 18 2014]
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