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Sugary Drinks - Should They Require Warning Labels?
2014-05-28 10:00:03

Gerard LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Public health professor Simon Capewell from the University of Liverpool recently published a personal view urging the addition of warning labels to be placed on sugary drinks. This is in connection with a new health bill from the state of California. The bill consists of adding health warnings to vending machines and to be placed on sugary drinks, stating that they are linked to obesity, diabetes and tooth decay. Failure to...

2008-08-30 09:00:20

By Kabir, Zubair Connolly, Gregory N; Clancy, Luke; Koh, Howard K; Capewell, Simon We used the previously validated IMPACT coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality model to estimate the CHD deaths attributable to reductions in smoking prevalence following the introduction of the Massachusetts Tobacco Control Program (MTCP) in 1993. A 29% and 31% decline in smoking prevalence and CHD mortality rates occurred, respectively (from 1993 to 2003). A total of 425 fewer CHD deaths, which generated...


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