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In this week’s news: We’ll Be Looking At –
- UK Proposes Soft Drink Tax
- And Finally a Story about Chiropractic Care and Cervical Artery Dissection
For HealthBeat, wishing everyone a Safe, Healthy and Happy New Year …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!
Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #577 recorded December 30, 2016.
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UK Proposes Soft Drink Tax
In March, 2016, the UK Government proposed a tiered levy on sugar-sweetened beverages.
The authors of a study published in the journal The Lancet, estimate the effect of possible industry responses to the levy on obesity, diabetes, and dental caries.
The authors of the study modeled three possible industry responses:
- reformulation to reduce sugar concentration,
- an increase of product price, and
- a change of the market share of high-sugar, mid-sugar, and low-sugar drinks.
For each response, the authors defined a better-case and worse-case health scenario.
The health impact of the soft drinks levy is dependent on its implementation by industry.
Uncertainty exists as to how industry will react and about estimation of health outcomes.
Health gains could be maximised by substantial product reformulation, with additional benefits possible if the levy is passed on to purchasers through raising of the price of high-sugar and mid-sugar drinks and activities to increase the market share of low-sugar products.
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Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://thelancet.com/journals/lanpub/article/PIIS2468-2667(16)30037-8/fulltext
Chiropractic Care and Cervical Artery Dissection
Case reports and case control studies have suggested an association between chiropractic neck manipulation and cervical artery dissection (CAD), but a causal relationship has not been established.
The authors of a study published in the journal Cureus, evaluated the evidence related to this topic by performing a systematic review and meta-analysis of published data on chiropractic manipulation and CAD.
The search criteria yielded 253 articles. The authors identified two class II and four class III studies. There were no discrepancies among article ratings. The quality of the body of evidence according to GRADE criteria was “very low.”
The study concluded that the quality of the published literature on the relationship between chiropractic manipulation and CAD is very low. The author’s analysis shows a small association between chiropractic neck manipulation and cervical artery dissection.
This relationship may be explained by the high risk of bias and confounding in the available studies, and in particular by the known association of neck pain with CAD and with chiropractic manipulation.
There is no convincing evidence to support a causal link between chiropractic manipulation and CAD. Belief in a causal link may have significant negative consequences such as numerous episodes of litigation.
Surf to our Show Notes for Links to this study – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4794386/
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