26 Dec 2013

NZ - Editorial: the sugar menace

Heavy consumption of soft drinks is adding to the country’s obesity problem. It’s time to take action.

...There’s more evidence in our dental statistics. More than 40% of five-year-olds are still suffering dental decay, a third to the point where they cannot eat and sleep properly, according to Ministry of Health data from 2011. Children who need major dental treatment are four times more likely to have further problems as teens. And for them, adulthood holds the likelihood of hardship and ongoing health bills....

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