According to studies published in Alzheimer's & Dementia and the journal Stroke, consuming sugary
beverages such as sodas and fruit juices are more likely to have poorer memory and people who drank diet soda daily were almost three times as likely to develop stroke and dementia when compared to those who did not consume diet soda.
Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust banned sugary
drinks two years ago, while Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust has only sold non-sugar sweetened beverages in its seven cafes, two shops and vending machines since January this year.
Sought for comment, a government official who declined to be identified because of the ongoing Congressional deliberation of the Duterte administration's tax reform bill, said that beverage manufacturers cannot use the proposed excise tax on sugary
drinks as their reason to increase prices.
Other drinks affected are those with added sugar, including fruit juices with extra sugar, and sugary
milk drinks, depending on their total milk content.
Berkeley, California, a city with many high-earning and educated residents, was America's first to implement a sugary
beverage tax, in November 2014.
When deciding which sugary
foods to keep in or out of their diets consumers tend to separate them into categories, like more healthful versus indulgent sugary
foods, finds the NPD study, which looks at the impact of consumer choice on 40 different sweet foods and beverages.
If you do choose sugary
or diet drinks, have these with meals.
The Association supports this move to reduce the consumption and availability of sugary
soft drinks in health facilities.
Any future UK government must go much further in closing the loopholes in the sugary
drinks tax as well as tightening regulation of broadcast and digital junk food advertising seen by children.
But the 26 studies done by scientists with financial ties to the beverage industry all found no link between sugary
soft drinks and poor health.
Mexico's sugar-sweetened beverage tax resulted in fewer purchases of sugary
drinks, according to a study published in March in Health Affairs.
However, researchers found no link between sugary
drinks and an increased risk of stroke and dementia, though they warned people not to view sugary
drinks as a "healthy option".
drinks can lower consumption and reduce obesity, type 2 diabetes and tooth decay, says a new World Health Organization (WHO) report.
Research studies funded by the sugary
drinks industry are significantly less likely than those without such ties to find links between sugary
drink consumption and diabetes and obesity, according to a literature review published recently in Annals of Internal Medicine.
As part of a drive to make hospitals lead by example, Duncan Selbie, chief executive of PHE told the Health Service Journal (HSJ) he wanted "a tobacco-free NHS" as well as "a sugary
drinkfree NHS, an NHS that doesn't retail high sugary