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2008-11-10 10:25:00

With childhood obesity increasing, school administrators and public health officials are reducing availability of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) in schools. In a study published in the November/December 2008 issue of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, researchers found that reduction or elimination of SSB from school menus has little effect on total consumption by adolescents. Working with four schools in Maine that reduced SSB availability for one school year (intervention...

2008-09-02 03:00:23

By Bokaie, Jemima Stevia, a South American plant used to create natural sugar substitutes, is set to be the next major battleground for Coca-Cola and Pepsi, with both brands launching their own natural sweeteners using the non-calorific herb. Coca-Cola last year announced a partnership with US conglomerate Cargill to create a stevia-based product called Truvia, but PepsiCo has beaten its rival to market with its version, PureVia. Both are hoping to capitalise on growing concern over food...

2008-09-02 03:00:10

By Kuzemchak, Sally How to retrain your taste buds-plus, the truth about gauging your weight-loss success. Q Is it true that if you give up fatty or sugary foods you'll eventually stop wanting them? A Yes, provided you do it properly. "There is evidence that you can change your preferences in about 12 weeks," says Katherine Tallmadge, R.D., a dietitian in Washington, D.C., and the author of Diet Simple. A study published in the journal Appetite found that when women cut out 29 percent of...

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2008-07-29 07:30:00

Although sweetened fruit drinks promise a healthier alternative to non-diet soft drinks, researchers say they are just as likely to cause weight gain and increase the risk of diabetes. "The public should be made aware that these drinks are not a healthy alternative to soft drinks with regard to risk of type 2 diabetes," Julie Palmer and colleagues at Boston University wrote in their report, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of the disease....

2008-07-23 09:00:50

Reed's, Inc. (NASDAQ:REED) announced today that it has launched a new diet version of its Virgil's cola line. Virgil's Diet Real Cola, which is currently offered through select natural food accounts, is expected to launch nationwide to over 1,000 supermarket accounts. The product is offered in 12 oz long neck bottles and packaged as a 4-pack. Virgil's Real Diet Cola is a classic cola recipe made naturally using the finest cola ingredients and contains no artificial sweeteners. The...

2008-07-03 12:00:41

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/bc8bff/nonalcoholic_beve) has announced the addition of the "Non-alcoholic Beverages: The Consumer in the United States 2008" report to their offering. This report is the second in a two-part series on the beverage market. It provides a consumer-centric view of the current market, trends and future opportunities. More specifically, the report addresses the following issues: - How shifts in the demographic composition...

2008-03-30 15:00:00

By Julie Deardorff Sugar, sorry to say, can make us sick. The most popular alternative, artificial sweeteners, have long posed health concerns and may lead to weight gain. Enter stevia, a calorie-free herb said to be up to 300 times sweeter than sugar. In what will surely spice up the decadeslong debate over sugar substitutes, companies as large as Coca-Cola and as obscure as Seattle-based Zevia say stevia's time has come. But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration isn't about to make...

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2008-03-18 09:10:00

Sugar, sorry to say, can make us sick. The most popular alternative -- artificial sweeteners -- have long posed health concerns and may lead to weight gain. Enter stevia, a calorie-free herb said to be up to 300 times sweeter than sugar. In what will surely spice up the decades-long debate over sugar substitutes, companies as large as Coca-Cola and as obscure as Seattle-based Zevia say stevia's time has come. But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration isn't about to make things...

2008-02-11 09:55:00

Cutting the connection between sweets and calories may confuse the body, making it harder to regulate intakeWASHINGTON "” Want to lose weight? It might help to pour that diet soda down the drain. Researchers have laboratory evidence that the widespread use of no-calorie sweeteners may actually make it harder for people to control their intake and body weight. The findings appear in the February issue of Behavioral Neuroscience, which is published by the American Psychological...

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2008-01-22 18:30:00

Otherwise-healthy adults who eat two or more servings of meat a day -- the equivalent of two burger patties -- increase their risk of developing metabolic syndrome by 25 percent compared with those who eat meat twice a week, according to research published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of cardiovascular disease and diabetes risk factors including elevated waist circumference, high blood pressure, elevated triglycerides,...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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