Researchers: Sugary Drinks Tied To High Death Toll Worldwide

Photo: Anthony Delvin Is sugar responsible for numerous deaths around the world? Researchers at Tufts University say the answer is yes. According to their research, an estimated 184,000 deaths could be caused by the consumption of sugary beverages each year. In the worldwide study, sugar-sweetened drinks led to 133,000 deaths from diabetes, 45,000 from cardiovascular [...]

Sugary drinks to be phased out in ACT schools

Soft drinks, fruit juice and flavoured milk will be phased out of ACT primary schools within five years if the ACT Government is re-elected in October. Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has announced a $500,000 fund to install water bottle refill stations and supply reusable bottles to government and non-government primary schools, high schools and colleges. [...]