WHO releases new guidelines halving their previous recommended amount of added sugar in diets
The World Health Organisation has today released draft guidelines which has your daily sugar intake should be 5 per cent of your total calories which is half of what they previously recommended. They made this decision after reviewing about 9000 studies, WHO's expert panel believe this level of sugar intake will help combat obesity and cavities. Read more
The draft guidelines have been published online and WHO is inviting the public to comment via their website intil the end of March.
A new study by QLD researchers have released results of the study which has shown the HPV vaccination program is working and saving lives. The study was a population-based study and shows women who are fully vaccinated are far less likely to develop cervical cancer than other women. Read more
The study is the first ‘real world’ study that looks at how the HPV vaccine performs.
Study enables easier choice for prostate cancer patients
A new Swedish study has shown most men with localised prostate cancer might benefit more from surgery but for those with metastatic disease, it found radiotherapy might be preferable. Cancer Council NSW’s David Smith commented on the study and said that while it was an elegant study and “the results seem entirely plausible” it does have its limitations as the quality of life effects of these treatments have not been measured. Read more
The study was published in the British Medical Journal.
US study finds kids with bedroom TV’s are more likely to be overweight
A study from the United States has found that children with televisions in their bedroom are significantly more likely to be overweight, regardless of how much time they spend watching it. For the study researchers analysed 6500 boys and girls aged 10 to 14 and found almost 60 per cent had a bedroom TV. The study found the children with the bedroom TV gained an extra half a kilogram every year, even if the TV was switched off most of the time. Read more