Leading UK Beverage Manufacturers to Reduce Sugar Levels in Products
Sugary beverages have often been cited as one of the possible causes for the increasing incidence of obesity and tooth decay.
In Australia, a report by Australian Institute of Health and Welfare showed that 60 per cent of adults are overweight. Tooth decay is shockingly prevalent among Aussie children. You can read that report here:
A recent campaign by the Australian Dental Association (http://www.dentalhealthweek.com.au/) addressed the issue of dental caries among children, warning parents and children about the implications of drinking sugary drinks on oral health.
In the UK, 60 per cent of adults and one in three children aged 11 and 12 are either overweight or obese and more than 3 in every 10 children have tooth decay. So the news that two UK manufacturers of popular beverages are planning to reduce sugar levels in their products has been lauded by health officials.
While an occasional sugary drink can be an enjoyable treat, the best beverage is water. It’s also important to remember that your attention to thorough brushing and flossing every day will also have a big positive impact on your dental health.