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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...

2011-12-21 06:24:41

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Clear and visible caloric information about sugar sweetened beverages such as soda and fruit juice may reduce the likelihood of adolescents purchasing these drinks by as much as half. "People generally underestimate the number of calories in the foods and beverages they consume," Sara Bleich, PhD, assistant professor with the Bloomberg School's Department of Health Policy and Management, was quoted as saying. "Providing easily understandable caloric...

2011-12-15 17:32:11

Thirsty? You may be more inclined to reach for plain old H2O if you knew how many calories are in sugar-sweetened beverages; this is according to a new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. They examined the effect of providing clear and visible caloric information about sugar-sweetened beverages such as soda and fruit juice on the number of sugar-sweetened beverage purchases at neighborhood stores, and found that providing easily understandable...

Kids Consume Sugary Drinks Despite School Bans
2011-11-08 09:21:12

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago have released a survey that has concluded that bans on sugar-sweetened drinks in middle schools had very little impact on overall consumption of sugary drinks by children, reports Crystal Phend of MedPage Today. The study, published online Monday in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, utilized data from 5,900 students who have been tracked since they began school in 1998. Of the 40 states considered in the research,...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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