Active Low-Carber Forums
Atkins diet and low carb discussion provided free for information only, not as medical advice.
Home Plans Tips Recipes Tools Stories Studies Products
Active Low-Carber Forums
A sugar-free zone


Welcome to the Active Low-Carber Forums.
Support for Atkins diet, Protein Power, Neanderthin (Paleo Diet), CAD/CALP, Dr. Bernstein Diabetes Solution and any other healthy low-carb diet or plan, all are welcome in our lowcarb community. Forget starvation and fad diets -- join the healthy eating crowd! You may register by clicking here, it's free!

Go Back   Active Low-Carber Forums > Main Low-Carb Diets Forums & Support > Low-Carb Studies & Research / Media Watch > LC Research/Media
User Name
Password
Register FAQ Members Calendar Mark Forums Read Search Gallery My P.L.A.N. Survey


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1   ^
Old Fri, Nov-30-18, 05:39
Demi's Avatar
Demi Demi is offline
Posts: 22,050
 
Plan: LCHF/IF
Stats: 217/192/160 Female 5'10"
BF:
Progress: 44%
Location: UK
Default 'Firms who push sugary food are killing by stealth'

Quote:
The Daily Express
London, UK
29 November, 2018


'Firms who push sugary food are killing by stealth'

MANUFACTURERS, marketers and supermarkets selling sugar-filled foods and drinks to children were accused of "murder by stealth" last night.


Those responsible for pushing products like chocolate, sweets, biscuits and sugary breakfast cereals should be dragged before the courts, said a leading campaigner. Joan Taylor, of De Montfort University, Leicester, a leading authority on diabetes research said: "Marketing high-sugar content products should be a punishable offence because it is murder, or at least manslaughter, by stealth." The toll of sweet treats on public health has been catastrophic, she said.

There are now almost four million people living with diabetes in the UK and 90 percent of them have potentially fatal Type 2, which is fuelled by obesity.

A further 12 million are at increased risk because of their weight and unhealthy lifestyles.

Latest NHS figures show that in 2016/17 there were 617,000 hospital admissions where obesity was a factor - an increase of nearly one fifth in a year.

Experts have called for an extension of the sugar tax to cover the foods fuelling the epidemic.

In April the Government slapped a tax on sugary drinks with shoppers now paying 18p or 24p more a litre, depending on how much has been added.

Analysis shows a similar tax on unhealthy food would encourage 47 percent of us to cut back on the amount we eat.

Mintel found it was likely to have an even greater influence on young consumers with the figure rising to 53 percent of 16 to 34-year-olds.

The call for comprehensive legislative action comes just a week after the Daily Express exposed how record numbers of children were being struck down with Type 2.

There are now 6,836 sufferers under the age of 25.

The figure is 10 times the number first feared.

More than one child in five is obese or overweight in their first year of primary school, rising to one in three by the time they leave.

Tam Fry, chairman of the National Obesity Forum, said: "Professor Taylor is quite right.

Food manufacturers who stuff excessive quantities of sugar into their products should be held accountable.

They know full well the damage that sugar may cause yet plead that their customers demand it.

"The same was said for fizzy drinks until the sugary drinks industry levy came along.

But faced with hefty levies, company bosses stripped sugar from their products more or less overnight and few, if any, are complaining."

Campaigners argue the sugar tax should be immediately extended to food and drinks not subject to the levy, like milkshakes, some of which are rammed with as much as 16 teaspoons of sugar.

Supermarkets regularly advertise promotions aimed at children with family packs of branded chocolate and biscuits available for just 1.

Campaigners want all labelling of added sugars to be marked in teaspoons rather than grams and a ban on all sugary drinks advertising on TV and the internet.

Type 2 diabetes risk of fuelled Type diabetes is a lifelong condition that leads to serious complications such as blindness, amputations, heart disease and kidney failure.

NHS consultant cardiologist Dr Aseem Malhotra said: "I fully back Professor Taylor's calls. For decades the food industry has been in effect killing for profit."



COMMENT

by JOAN TAYLOR Professor of Pharmaceuticals at De Monfort University, Leeds

MARKETING high-sugar products amounts to a deliberate attack on health and life and is no better than a criminal act.

Sugar piles on abdominal and skin fat.

Obesity has led to a surge in the diseases that kill yet in almost every retail outlet we see shoppers tempted by vast quantities of discounted sweet treats.

There are now more than 3.6 million people with diabetes in the UK, a number which increases every year.

Alongside this, latest NHS figures show that in 2016/17, there were 617,000 admissions in NHS hospitals where obesity was a factor.
This is a rise of 18 percent on 2015 /16.

Everywhere we see overweight youngsters heading for a life of body image misery, mobility difficulties and life-shortening illnesses.

Why do we allow it to continue?

We allow it because the techniques used in the marketing of these corrosively unhealthy foods are as sophisticated as they are ruthless.

When you walk into a supermarket or see an advert on TV or the side of a bus, you are being subjected to the most effective psychological techniques humanity has yet conceived.

We are built to be slim, healthy, to live long, to have the energy we need - even to resist short periods of starvation.

Most complex foods are digested to create the energy driving these processes.

However, excess sugar manufactures fat in and around the very cells of the organs we need to live. In the most vicious of circles, this fat also increases appetite and fatigue.

People are blamed for their unhealthy lifestyles, but it's a lethal trap.

The sweets and drinks industries are culpable and it is time to put a stop to it.






https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1...arkets-diabetes
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2   ^
Old Fri, Nov-30-18, 08:18
Ms Arielle's Avatar
Ms Arielle Ms Arielle is offline
Senior Member
Posts: 9,395
 
Plan: atkins
Stats: 247/217/153 Female 5'8"
BF:
Progress: 32%
Location: Massachusetts
Default

Maybe it is the manufactures of the sweetened products that need to be penalized and not have the consumers pay via taxes. Would be interesting if these sugary products were moved in to the cigarettes and alcohol bracket of control.

Can you imagine showing an ID to buy a snickers bar??

And the display cases at the check out counter would be GONE!

( My teens STILL pick up those candies/ bars/ gum admiring the treats. In hopes Mom will cave. Funny how they will not spend their own money to buy the candy. Candy goes back on the display before we leave the check out area. Just because I say no, and point out the health hazard.)
Reply With Quote
  #3   ^
Old Fri, Nov-30-18, 08:49
Demi's Avatar
Demi Demi is offline
Posts: 22,050
 
Plan: LCHF/IF
Stats: 217/192/160 Female 5'10"
BF:
Progress: 44%
Location: UK
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ms Arielle
And the display cases at the check out counter would be GONE!
In the UK, many are already:

https://www.tescoplc.com/news/news-...uts-from-today/

And the UK Government is planning on banning it altogether:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-44574477
Reply With Quote
  #4   ^
Old Fri, Nov-30-18, 09:01
Ms Arielle's Avatar
Ms Arielle Ms Arielle is offline
Senior Member
Posts: 9,395
 
Plan: atkins
Stats: 247/217/153 Female 5'8"
BF:
Progress: 32%
Location: Massachusetts
Default

Reply With Quote
  #5   ^
Old Fri, Nov-30-18, 20:07
M Levac M Levac is offline
Senior Member
Posts: 6,468
 
Plan: VLC, mostly meat
Stats: 202/200/165 Male 5' 7"
BF:
Progress: 5%
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Default

Quote:
Food manufacturers who stuff excessive quantities of sugar into their products should be held accountable.

They know full well the damage that sugar may cause yet plead that their customers demand it.

I seem to remember another kind of manufacturer saying the same thing. Oh yeah, drug makers, especially the more potent drugs like cocaine and heroine. We know it hurts them, but they want it!

I also seem to remember a favorite marketing tool. Oh yeah, the first one is free! We ain't addicted until we try it once. Then, of course we "demand" it.

At least, the illicit drug pushers don't lie about just how addictive or dangerous that stuff is. I like an honest crook.

On another note, the toxicity of a substance rests with the dose, doesn't it? The dose makes the poison. With hard drugs especially heroine, people used to die from overdoses left and right. Doesn't make sense that somebody who just wants to get high would go so far as to kill himself for that buzz. We figured out that the main cause of overdose was an unreliable or unknown dose. It's just too easy to overdose like that on that stuff. Those particular drug pushers got the message.

But apparently the sugar pushers (and the wheat pushers while we're at it) don't wanna listen. I mean yeah there is some kind of dose control with taxes and official guidelines, but we don't actually know what dose does what over how long. So based on the data available, the only safe dose is none. Of course, the sugar pushers would never say that. Taubes often cites that 70lbs/person/year over 20 years for diabetes and all the other diseases of civilization to appear in any given population. The sugar pushers even cite some obscure study about sugar plantation workers who ate about half their total calories as sugar, and they were just fine (never mind that this doesn't make them look good at all, cuz it means they were paying these people so little they didn't have enough to buy food so they ate the sugar canes as they worked).

I have no problem with drug pushers. What I do have a problem with is all the lies and deceit just to make a buck. False advertising is still a thing. Hold them accountable for that. I promise you it's gonna be more than enough to get the sugar pushers on the straight and narrow (not saying "back on..." cuz they were never on to begin with, ya?). We've done that with the tobacco pushers and it worked real nice. Tobacco is still produced, sold and consumed, but no more lies. On the other hand, tobacco ain't part of the official nutritional guidelines, so meh. So yeah, a substance that is taxable and/or frowned upon cuz it's deemed toxic shouldn't be part of the official nutritional guidelines. I mean, why would we tax something that's deemed bad and which we simultaneously advise to consume as part of a proper diet intended to keep us healthy?
Reply With Quote
  #6   ^
Old Wed, Dec-12-18, 18:50
ID4 ID4 is offline
Registered Member
Posts: 56
 
Plan: VLC
Stats: 158/150/150 Male 69 inches
BF:
Progress: 100%
Default

Provocative title. The people eating/parents feeding are the ones doing the killing, not the companies. People need to be responsible and take care of their own health.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 14:22.


Copyright © 2000-2019 Active Low-Carber Forums @ forum.lowcarber.org
Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.