Sugar and diabetes: What you should know

How sugar taxes punish the people

Opinion: Taxing sugar is another policy that ‘blames the victim’ rather than tackling the root cause of chronic diseases

It’s not Ottawa’s job to tell us how much we should weigh

Editorial: Senate should go back to worrying about expense accounts and residency rules

Energy drinks are all the buzz. But they may also be dangerous.

As young people consume more and more energy drinks, sometimes mixed with alcohol, new research shows they can raise blood pressure and stress levels

Considering a British ‘sugar tax’

A new report highlights Britain’s swelling addiction to sugary foods

Sweet surprises: How much sugar is in your favourite foods?

The sugar content of ice cream might not surprise you, but what about cereal—or vitamin water?

Death by sugar

How the sweet killer is fuelling the biggest health crisis of our time

Infographic: How much sugar do you eat in a year?

The average teen boy eats 138 pounds per year, and the primary source is soft drinks

Sugar overload: A preview of this week’s cover story

How sugar could be fuelling the biggest health crisis of our time

U.S. Department of Agriculture considers sugar bailout

A sweet deal could be sour for manufacturers and consumers

Fat vs. sugar in battle of the bulge

Should we cut sugar from our diets the way we banished fat decades ago?


NYC’s noble experiment

It’s part of a journalist’s job description to be an unflinching, rational observer in the face of phenomena that tempt one to recoil or spew: a crime scene, a mass grave… in this spirit, and in the spirit of Bryan Caplan’s Ideological Turing Test, I asked myself, “What’s the best possible defence one could make of New York City Mayor Bloomberg’s proposed Big Gulp Ban*?” Bloomberg, as you may have heard, intends to outlaw the serving of sugary beverages in bottles or cups larger than 16 ounces at city-regulated food establishments.

Is sugar really toxic?

How we came to call the sweet stuff public health enemy number one