Monthly Archives: March 2015

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Fluoridation of Tap Water

March 31, 2015 / Posted By admin

Would you trust your doctor if he advised you to take a pill? You most probably would. But if for some reason you didn’t want to take it, you could say no. That’s why some people hate the idea of adding fluoride to tap water, and it’s a fair point; when else are people given something for their health and not even asked if they want it? Dentists generally love the idea because it’s an easy way to prevent tooth decay, and it’s particularly appealing in Ireland which is among the worst countries in Europe for high frequency consumption of sweets by children and adolescents. It’s thought using fluoride toothpaste isn’t enough to prevent tooth decay. Water fluoridation has been named by the ... Read more »

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Burger King drops sugary drinks from kids menu – but don’t be fooled

March 20, 2015 / Posted By admin

Burger King has dropped sugary soft drinks from its kids menu in the US after similar moves from rivals McDonald’s and Wendy’s. It’s good news, but how good, and will Irish fast-food chains follow suit? The restaurant giant – which has more than 13,000 outlets in 79 countries – has replaced fizzy drinks with 100 per cent apple juice, fat-free milk and one per cent fat chocolate milk. These contain roughly the same amount of calories and sugar as Coca Cola but have a better nutritional profile, so fit into Burger King’s drive to offer heathier options. They still pose a threat to young American teeth, however, while in Ireland, where we had the third highest jump in fast food consumption over the ... Read more »

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