Pub date: 2020-06-09
Uyen Nguyen and Joshua Conrad Jackson are back to discuss some things you might not have heard about sugar. More sugar consumption may lead to risky business in kids. We also examine whether the increasingly popular taxes on the sugar industry actually reduce sugary drink intake.
Music by Solomon Krause-Imlach.
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- In Mexico, a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages reduced the sales of sugary drinks by up to 12%, particularly among people of low socio-econonomic status.
- Sugar consumption is associated with more frequent risky behavior, such as fighting, bullying, drinking, and smoking, in adolescents. Consuming sugary drinks is more strongly associated with risky behavior than consuming sweets such as chocolate and candy.
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