A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down!

  • Eleni M W Maunder Bournemouth University
  • Nelia Steyn Human Sciences Research Council
Keywords: sugar, daily diet


There has been considerable debate on the impact of sugar in our daily diet. While the relationship between sugar and dental caries has long been known, the relationship of sugar to other disease conditions has only recently come to light. There is strong evidence to show that sugar-sweetened beverages increase the risk of the development of obesity1,2 and type 2 diabetes.3,4

Author Biographies

Eleni M W Maunder, Bournemouth University
RD (SA), RN(UK), PhD Visiting Fellow Bournemouth University School of Health & Social Care (HSC) Royal London House Bournemouth University United Kingdom; and Professor Emeritus University of KwaZulu-Natal
Nelia Steyn, Human Sciences Research Council
RD (SA), MPH, PhD Chief Research Specialist Centre for the Study of Social and Environmental Determinants of Nutrition (CSSEDN) Population Health Health Systems and Innovation (PHHSI) Human Sciences Research Council
How to Cite
Maunder, E., & Steyn, N. (1). A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down!. South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 25(3), 90-92. Retrieved from http://sajcn.redbricklibrary.com/index.php/SAJCN/article/view/662