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Mayo Clinic Q&A: Artificial sweeteners—aye or nay?

Dear Mayo Clinic: Are artificial sweeteners bad for your health? I want to cut down on sugar in my diet. I've found many products that are sugar-free, but they're sweetened with things like Splenda, stevia and NutraSweet. ...

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Dental decay and flavoured water

A laboratory study published in the International Journal of Environment and Health looks at the effects of flavoured mineral water drinks and sugar substitutes on the exogenic erosion of tooth enamel. Given that many more ...

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Graphic warning labels linked to reduced sugary drink purchases

Warning labels that include photos linking sugary drink consumption with obesity, type 2 diabetes, and tooth decay, may reduce purchases of the drinks, according to a new study by researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School ...

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A sweet tooth can be taxing

A tax on sweetened drinks would save $666 million in oral health costs over a decade, a study by The University of Queensland has found.

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New Hampshire bill targets soda on kids menus

Fewer children will wash down their chicken fingers and fries with soda if a bill limiting beverage choices for restaurant children's meals gets through the New Hampshire Legislature.

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