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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...

2011-11-07 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...

2011-07-06 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,...

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...

2011-06-28 12:34:35

Waistlines in people, glucose levels in mice hint at sweeteners' effects In the constant battle to lose inches or at least stay the same, we reach for the diet soda. Two studies presented Saturday [June 25] at the American Diabetes Association's Scientific Sessions suggest this might be self-defeating behavior. Epidemiologists from the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio reported data showing that diet soft drink consumption is associated with...

2011-05-31 06:45:00

SARASOTA, Fla., May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sarasota heart surgeon Robert Carlson, MD, FACS, has launched a revolutionary new product, Stop-It(TM) to help stop sugar cravings and break sugar addictions at http://stopsugarcravingseasily.com Battling sugar cravings is a fight that is hard for even the most determined to win. Whether it is craving sugar in the afternoon to give you a little boost, needing a little something sweet after dinner or the temptation to snack late at night, many...

2011-04-16 06:55:00

Harvard University researchers suggest in a new study that diet sodas and other drinks with sugar-substitutes, once blamed for increasing the odds of developing diabetes, are not guilty. Researchers followed a group of men for 20 years and found that those who drank sugary beverages were more likely to get diabetes, but the same was not true for those who drank diet soft drinks and other artificially-sweetened beverages. The authors, reporting in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition,...

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