CDA Journal puts sugar in the spotlight

The October Journal of the California Dental Association is designed to encourage dentists to consider their part in the latest movement to curb nutrition-related chronic disease.

Articles in this issue discuss how the increase in sugar consumption in the United States has led to a new disease, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, which has become epidemic, even in children. Other articles review the impact of added sugar consumption on the risk for type 2 diabetes; strategies that oral health professionals can use to increase their visibility in the media to make the case for soda taxes; and how health warnings, such as those on tobacco products, could be an effective tool for educating consumers about the health risks of sugar-sweetened beverages.

The Journal of the California Dental Association is an award-winning peer-reviewed scientific publication that keeps dentists up-to-date about scientific advances, business management strategies and new products. The Journal is online at cda.org/journal and is also available as an interactive ePub for tablet and mobile reading at cda.org/mobileapps.