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Cancer Causing Chemical Prevalent In Pepsi And Coke Products
2012-03-07 08:26:01

Popular soft-drink products contain levels of a chemical that is a known animal carcinogen, according to new chemical analyses. The chemical 4-methylimidazole (4-MI) was found in Coca-Cola, Pepsi-Cola, Diet Coke, and Diet Pepsi after an analyses by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). CSPI said the carcinogen forms when ammonia or ammonia and sulfates are used to manufacture the "caramel coloring" that gives sodas their distinctive brown colors. The organization...

2012-02-13 23:19:26

Making a simple substitution of water or diet soft drinks for drinks with calories can help people lose 4 to 5 pounds, a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study shows. The study, published online and scheduled to appear in the March 2012 print issue of The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, compared weight loss for 318 overweight or obese people, who were divided into three groups: those who switched from calorie-laden beverages to diet soft drinks; those who switched to...

Is Diet Soda Bad For You?
2012-02-01 10:20:54

New study finds potential link between daily consumption of diet soft drinks and risk of vascular events Individuals who drink diet soft drinks on a daily basis may be at increased risk of suffering vascular events such as stroke, heart attack, and vascular death. This is according to a new study by Hannah Gardener and her colleagues from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and at Columbia University Medical Center. However, in contrast, they found that regular soft drink...

Can A Soda Tax Really Save Lives?
2012-01-10 09:22:08

UPDATE: Beverage industry responds to Health Affairs paper on sugar-sweetened beverage taxes - Download PDF A nationwide tax on sugar-sweetened beverages would help prevent heart disease and stroke and could prevent as many as 26,000 deaths per year, according to new data from universities and hospitals in the United States. Americans consume 13.8 billions of gallons of soda, sports drinks, sweet tea, and sugary beverages every year, which is fueling obesity and diabetes rates across...

2011-11-14 14:11:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to "Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption and Incident Cardiovascular Risk Factors: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis," an abstract released today and to be presented on Wednesday at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2011, the American Beverage Association issued the following statement: Statement: "This type of study cannot show that drinking sugar-sweetened beverages causes increased risk for...

2011-11-07 19:48:56

State policies banning all sugar-sweetened beverages in schools are associated with reduced in-school access and purchase of these beverages, however these policies are not associated with a reduction in overall consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages, according to a report published Online First by Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "In the past 25 years, sources of energy intake among youth have shifted toward greater consumption of...

Five Soft Drinks A Week Can Lead To More Teenage Violence
2011-10-25 11:36:47

A new study suggests that teens who drink more than five cans of soft drinks a week are significantly more likely to behave aggressively. The researchers studied 1,878 teens from 22 public schools in Boston, Massachusetts who were part of the Boston Youth Survey. The teens were asked how many carbonated non-diet soft drinks they had drank over the past seven days. The team then divided the responses up into two groups, those drinking up to four cans over the preceding week and those...

2011-09-12 10:00:00

MURRAY, Utah, Sept. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For years, dieters and researchers around the world have seen the dramatic impact the use of hCG (human Chorionic Gonadotropin) supplements can have on the battle against obesity. Now, thanks to hormone-free hCG Zero Capsules by Creative Bioscience, a leader in diet support products, dieters looking to lose weight and get healthy can take advantage of the powerful metabolic boost of hCG without unwanted hormones or the restrictive,...

2011-07-06 12:00:00

PURCHASE, N.Y., July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Diet Mountain Dew (Diet DEW) launches a new summer ad campaign targeted at consumers who crave the one-of-a-kind citrus taste of Mountain Dew® (DEW®), but want a low-calorie alternative. Featuring the tagline "Diet Tastes Better on the Mountain," the campaign kicks off with a television spot that stars two male Gen-Xers who race to mow their lawns in a battle for the last Diet Mountain Dew. The 30-second spot,...

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2011-06-29 09:31:44

Research shows surprising reason why soda tax to reduce obesity won't work To many, a tax on soda is a no-brainer in advancing the nation's war on obesity. Advocates point to a number of studies in recent years that conclude that sugary drinks have a lot to do with why Americans are getting fatter. But obese people tend to drink diet sodas, and therefore taxing soft drinks with added sugar or other sweeteners is not a good weapon in combating obesity, according to a new Northwestern...