Archive for the ‘Sugar’ Category

Dental charity urges the public to give up fizzy drinks to reduce diabetes risk

Dental charity urges the public to give up fizzy drinks to reduce diabetes risk

A leading dental charity has urged the public to give up fizzy drinks following the publication of new research linking consumption to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes.  The Oral Health Foundation is calling for people to cut out pop after a study published in the Diabetes Care Journal revealed that increasing your consumption […]


New study raises concerns over sugar content of teething gels

New study raises concerns over sugar content of teething gels

A new study has raised concerns over the contents of teething gels designed for babies and toddlers.  Researchers from Public Health Wales discovered that many of the most popular products on the market contain potentially hazardous ingredients, including sugar (sucrose), alcohol, and lidocaine. Of 14 products that were analysed, 2 contained sucrose, and 6 contained […]


Pontypool dentist issues warnings to parents

Pontypool dentist issues warnings to parents

A dentist from Pontypool has issued parents with a warning over the impact of sugary and fizzy drinks, after seeing babies and young children with extensive decay.  Lauren Harrhy said that there have been major improvements in children’s dental health in Wales in recent years, but stressed that decay is still commonplace. This is largely […]


Oral Health Foundation promotes drinking water, as new study showcases the perils of pop

Oral Health Foundation promotes drinking water, as new study showcases the perils of pop

The Oral Health Foundation is encouraging people to drink water, as a new study highlights the perils of fizzy pop. New research has linked the consumption of fizzy drinks to an elevated risk of premature death, with those who drink two servings of pop per day facing a higher risk of heart disease, strokes and […]


New study links work-related stress to unhealthy eating habits

New study links work-related stress to unhealthy eating habits

A new study suggests that stressed out workers in the UK are reaching for sugary treats. Research conducted by the Oral Health Foundation found that more than a quarter of British adults binge on unhealthy foods when they feel stressed. Office workers are most likely to cave in and opt for a sugary delight, with […]