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Warning labels on sugary drinks could deter parents from choosing them

Health warning labels on sugary drinks may steer parents away from buying these beverages for their children, according to a new study.

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Source: CNN


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Reduced sugar in soft drinks would prevent diabetes, study says

Cutting sugar in soft drinks by 40% over five years could prevent 300,000 cases of diabetes and 1.5M cases of obesity in the UK, a new study suggests.

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Source: The Guardian


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Diabetes experts tell G20 to tax sugar to save lives and money

Diabetes experts called on world leaders on Thursday to use sugar taxes to fight obesity, arguing such a move would save lives and slash healthcare budgets.

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Diabetes cases soar by 60% in past decade

The number of people living with diabetes has soared by nearly 60% in the past decade, Diabetes UK warns.

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Source: BBC News


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New report: Investing in public health offers large gains in health, the economy and other sectors

Tobacco use reduces overall national income by 3.6%. Obesity accounts for 1–3% of all health expenditure in most countries. These and other surprising facts came to light in a report published by WHO/Europe on the long- and short-term effects of a country's health status on its financial and economic situation.

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Obese lose up to eight years of life

Being severely obese can knock up to eight years off your life and cause decades of ill health, a report says.

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Source: BBC News


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Diabetes training programs are underused

Newly diagnosed diabetics generally don’t take advantage of educational programs that could help them manage their disease, a new study suggests.

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Source: Reuters Health


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Uncontrolled diabetes tied to poorer brain power

Diabetics with high blood sugar levels score worse on tests of brain power later in life than those whose levels are under control, according to a new U.S. study.

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Source: Reuters


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Tripling weight loss surgeries would cut type 2 diabetes treatment bill

Up to two million people could be eligible, though it is not seen as a long-term solution for obesity.
The number of obese people having weight loss surgery needs to double or triple in the UK so the soaring bill for treating type 2 diabetes can be cut, according to NHS advisory body Nice.

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Source: The Guardian


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Universal health coverage: An empty promise without focusing on chronic diseases

As the world’s population reaches the 7 billion mark, we know that the 7th billion infant just born is more likely to die from a noncommunicable disease than any other illness. NCDs — including cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease and diabetes — cause more deaths than all other diseases combined; an estimated 36 million every year in total. And they strike hardest at the world’s low- and middle-income populations.

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Source: Devex


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