Research Watch - Volume 2, Issue 4

In this issue:

  • New meta-analysis finds no health benefits from nonnutritive sweeteners and possible negative effects for weight and cardiometabolic disease risk
  • Intervention focused on reducing sugary drink intake reduces sugar and calorie consumption, and may be gateway to other dietary improvements
  • Mass media campaign leads to drop in sugary drink sales and increased awareness of health harms of sugar
  • National-level nutrition policies such as sugary drink taxes and fruit and vegetable subsidies could reduce cardiovascular disease burden
  • Two new modeling studies look at potential benefits from a sugary drink tax in Australia: productivity will increase with a healthier work force, and low-income households may benefit most from health improvements

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