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A campaign to cut out sugary and fizzy

drinks is urging us to be fizz free this

February. Fizzy drinks are the largest

single source of sugar for children aged

11-18 and provide an average of 29%

of daily sugar intake. Ditching fizzy

beverages is an easy way to reduce our

sugar intake. By committing to going fizz

free for February, you can develop new

habits to make it easier to cut down on

fizzy drinks altogether.

FIZZ FREE FEBRUARY Fizz Free February is being supported

by Sustain, which helps local authorities,

organisations, workplaces and individuals

to reduce the amount of sugar we all

consume. The organisation has joined

forces with Southwark Council, who first

launched the campaign in 2018, to help

take Fizz Free February national.

It's not just sugary drinks which can

lead to health problems. Scientists have

also warned people with congenital heart

The head of the NHS in England has been

knighted for services to healthcare in the

New Year Honours list.

Simon Stevens has been Chief

Executive for NHS England since 2014

and is reported to have been instrumental

in arguing the health service needed extra

money and credited with encouraging

former prime minister Theresa May to give

the NHS a five-year funding plan, which

was announced in 2018.

Meanwhile, 20-year-old musician

Sheku Kanneh-Mason, who played at the

Duke of Sussex's wedding, has received

an MBE in the New Year Honours.

The cellist, from Nottingham, has Type

1 diabetes and a JDRF Ambassador.



Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason.

NHS England's Simon Stevens.

conditions and high blood pressure to limit

their use of energy drinks after the largest

study yet found they caused substantial

interference in the heart's electric signals.

The research team at the University

of the Pacific measured the electrical

activity of the volunteers' hearts by

electrocardiogram. In those who

consumed an energy drink, the time

taken for the lower chambers of the heart

to prepare to beat again was between six

and 7.7 milliseconds higher four hours

after drinking than those on the placebo.

If the time interval, known as the QT

interval, is too short or long it can cause

arrhythmia, which can be life-threatening.


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