How does your body know you’re full? TED-Ed

Hunger claws at your belly. It tugs at your intestines, which begin to writhe, aching to be fed. Being hungry generates a powerful and often unpleasant physical sensation that’s almost impossible to ignore. After you’ve reacted by gorging on your morning pancakes, you start to experience an opposing force: fullness. But how does your body actually know when you’re full? Hilary Coller explains. Lesson by Hilary Coller, directed by Sashko Danylenko.

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Sugar tax isn’t an easy fix to obesity problem – The Globe and Mail

Earlier this week, Ireland became the latest country to announce a tax on sugary drinks.Beginning in April, 2018, it will impose a levy of 20 cents a litre on non-alcoholic water-based or juice-based drinks with added sugar content of five grams or more per 100 millilitres. The levy increases to 30 cents a litre if the sugar content exceeds eight grams a litre. Both pure fruit juice and dairy products are exempt because they are deemed to have nutritional value.

Irish Heart called the action “probably the single most important action government can take to tackle Ireland’s obesity crisis.

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