Obesity, nutrition and physical activity: Slushie sugar hit alarming

24 Feb 2021 - Obesity

Popular fast-food slushies contain up to 41 teaspoons of sugar and in some cases more than double the amount claimed on health labels, a new study has revealed. The shocking results come from samples of sugary frozen drinks sold at McDonald’s, KFC, 7-Eleven, Hungry Jack’s, Coles Express, Caltex and Grand Cinemas, with almost half of those tested found to contain sugar levels “substantially greater” than advertised. Cancer Council WA obesity prevention manager Kelly Kennington said the high-sugar drinks, the worst of which contained six times the recommended daily sugar limit, had potentially dire health consequences for consumers.

West Australian; 24/02/2021; Page 21