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# Sugar

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# Obesity
Energy drinks contain up to 17 spoons of sugar and twice as much caffeine as an espresso
Overall energy drinks manufacturers have reduced the sugar content in their products since the sugar tax was introduced.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you drink too many sugary drinks?
Drinking large amounts can increase the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
Would you give your child a beer? Changing our attitudes towards sugar
Sugar should be an occasional treat but it shouldn’t be an everyday habit for our young kids, writes nutritionist Ciara Wright.
# not sweet
Granulated sugar recalled over possible presence of pieces of metal wire
The company says the recall is a precautionary measure and no other sugar products are affected.
# sweetening the deal
Supermarket own-brand products reduce sugar to avoid new 30c tax
The sugar tax comes into effect today.
Sugar Tax: Nanny State gone mad or a step in the right direction?
I’m a parent and I’m not immune to the never-ending debate with kids on what we eat and drink, writes Sarah O’Brien.
# Tax
European Commission clears way for Ireland's sugar tax to start next week
The tax on sugar-sweetened drinks was first announced as part of Budget 2017.
# goodies
'No one's saying you can't have your Easter Egg - most people will just overdo it'
How much sugar is too much sugar this weekend?
# Delay
Date for sugar tax pushed back three weeks from 6 April to 1 May
The date has been pushed back to ensure the tax complies with EU State aid law.
# give it the boot
Boots bans sale of energy drinks to under 16s
The pharmacy chain will no longer sell energy drinks containing more than 150mg of caffeine per litre to children under 16.
# Fast Food
McDonald's US to cut chocolate milk and cheeseburgers from Happy Meal menu
Hamburgers and Chicken McNuggets will remain on the menu.
# codes of practice
Mixed reactions over new voluntary codes to restrict advertising of 'high fat sugar salt' foods
Sinn Féin’s Lynn Boylan hit out at the voluntary nature of the Codes, saying Ireland needs “mandatory legislation”.
# high caffeine
Aldi banning sale of energy drinks to under 16s
Customers buying soft drinks containing more than 150mg of caffeine per litre will be asked to prove their age.
# ho ho ho
FactFind: How much sugar does Santa consume in Ireland on Christmas Eve?
Most of us would leave out something for the arrival of the man from the North Pole, but how much does Santa get through?
The new sugar tax: Has the government gone far enough?
The new tax should be seen as a welcome first step and perhaps it will ignite an attitude change, writes Ciara Wright.
# cut the fizz
Coke, 7UP and... tonic water? The drinks that will be hit by the sugar tax
There will be a tax of 30c per litre on drinks with over eight grams of sugar per 100 millilitres.
# sugary diet
Kellogg's spent millions to attack calls to limit sugar - but are cereals that unhealthy?
Some cereals have plenty of sugar, but Kellogg’s has funded research to argue that health guidelines on sugar are incorrect.
# Diet
Sugar-free drinks won't help you lose weight
New research says there is no solid evidence to support claims the drinks help prevent obesity.
# Sugar Tax
Coca-Cola and Pepsi have been quietly lobbying against anti-obesity measures in the US
At the same time, the two sugar firms have given millions of dollars to health organisations.
# Obesity
Majority of people believe Ireland should bring in a sugar tax
54% of people in Ireland want to see the tax introduced.
# Sugar Tax
How the sugar-trafficking food industry paid scientists to tell us fat, not sugar, was the real problem
Researchers, funded by the food industry, overstated the importance of fat and cholesterol, while downplaying studies on sugar, new documents show.
# Prussia Street
Woman who poured boiling water mixed with sugar over man's head jailed for three years
38-year-old Sharon Naughton inflicted severe burns on Brian Kenny in June 2015 after a row broke out at a flat in north Dublin.
# Pregnancy
Children of women who gain excess weight during pregnancy are more likely to be obese
The study followed 24,000 women.
# buzzing
Here's how much sugar is in your favourite energy drink
Some of the drinks on the Irish market contain as many as 16 teaspoons of sugar.
# fighting obesity
Britain is bringing in a sugar tax on fizzy drinks
There has been a push in Ireland in recent years to get such a tax introduced.
# Your Say
Poll: Should there be a ban on selling energy drinks to under 16s?
Some drinks being sold in Ireland contain 16 spoonfuls of sugar.
# Helps the Medicine Go Down
Drinks from coffee shops can have up to 25 spoons of sugar in them
That’s a fair amount of sugar.
# Sugar Sugar
A new guideline on sugar could be bad news for Coca Cola and Pepsi
Americans drink a lot of the stuff and are being told to stop.
# Dia-beat-this
Sugary drinks alone could cause millions of cases of type-2 diabetes
Researchers want a lot less sugar in the drinks.
# zeros
Last night's Apprentice was a disaster on an unprecedented scale
The story of how so many people can f**k up so badly. Spoilers within.
# Mythbusting
Nutrition myth of the week: Sugar is bad for your health*
Dr. Richelle Flanagan explains why not all sugar is bad for your health.
# fizzy pop fightback
San Francisco is being sued over its sugary drinks warning labels
It has also banned advertising sugary drinks on city property, like billboards.
# sugar on the side
Don't worry, Tesco's NOT banning Ribena and Capri-Sun
But it’s making some changes to the drinks it sells to children.
# sweet jesus
We measured how much sugar is in your favourite fizzy drinks
# gda
Here's why nutritional information on children's sweets is actually for adults
And it’s going to stay that way.
These hidden sugars in 'healthy' foods could be harming your child's teeth
The not-so-sweet side of sugar…
# Sugary Drinks
"Banning things can be difficult": Minister rules out action on school vending machines
Jan O’Sullivan’s also rejected calls for a tax on fizzy drinks in the upcoming Budget. Doctors have called for urgent action to address childhood obesity
# sweet tooth
Sugar is pretty much ruining the world - here's how and why
A new study from a Swiss bank lays bare the facts.
# sugar-free
This low-cal Coca-Cola product is aimed at the company's critics
Coca-Cola Life contains some stevia rather than just sugar.
# supersize me
Large sodas can be sold in New York says court
The city had gone to court seeking a reversal of an earlier decision to block the ban, which was the controversial brainchild of former mayor Michael Bloomberg.