Researchers at universities across the world have not found any link between sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) consumption and dementia based on results from the world’s first ethnic-Chinese specific study.
Children in the UAE are not consuming enough water, despite the nation being the eight largest for per capita bottled water consumption at almost 34 gallons per person - a 36% increase in just five years.
Malaysia will impose an excise sugar tax on sugar-sweetened beverages starting April 1 2019, in an effort to combat rising overweight and obesity levels in the country - but experts are less than optimistic about its efficacy.
Moves to ban sugar-sweetened beverages and 'unhealthy' snacks from Queensland's public hospitals and healthcare facilities have received drastically different responses from Australia's beverage industry, trade groups and health campaigners.
New Zealand Health Minister Dr David Clark has told FoodNavigator-Asia that his appointment of a well-known sugar tax advocate does not signal a change in government policy, but has emphasised that food and beverage firms need to do more to slash sugar...