Soft drinks named in Liverpool tooth decay battle

本帖最後由 toylet 於 2016-5-11 16:57 編輯

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Health officials in Liverpool are tackling "an alarming level" of child tooth decay in the city by publicising brands with high amounts of sugar.

A new campaign names leading brands such as Lucozade, Coca-Cola, Tropicana, Capri-Sun and Ribena - warning how many sugar cubes are in each drink.

It will target hospitals, GP surgeries, children's centres and hospitals.

About 2,000 children in the city will have had tooth extractions by the age of five, health chiefs say.

More than a third have suffered from tooth decay and a 14-year-old recently had 15 adult teeth removed, Public Health Liverpool said.

The number of sugar cubes (each containing 4g of sugar) in popular drinks, according to Public Health Liverpool:

  • 15.5 - Lucozade (500ml)
  • 13.5 - Coca Cola (500ml)
  • 12.7 - Frijj chocolate milkshake (471ml)
  • 8.25 - Capri-Sun (330ml)
  • 7.5 - Tropicana orange juice (330ml)
  • 7.25 - Ribena (288ml)
  • 5.75 - Volvic flavoured water (500ml)