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2014-07-05 05:22:34

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Unhealthy foods and beverages are regularly portrayed in a positive light on children’s television programming in the UK, according to new research currently appearing online in the journal Archives of Disease in Childhood. As part of their research, experts from The Children's Ark at University Hospital Limerick, National Children's Research Centre, the Centre for Interventions in Infection, Inflammation & Immunity at...

2014-06-17 13:28:53

Monash University A tax on sweetened soft drinks could be an effective weapon in the war against obesity, generating weight losses of up to 3.64 kilograms as individuals reduce their consumption. Researchers from Monash University, Imperial College London and University of York and Lancaster University, England have estimated the extent to which drinking habits would change if beverages such as carbonated non-diet soft drinks; cordials and fruit drinks were taxed. Lead author Dr...

Teenagers May Not Be As Addicted To Soft Drinks As Once Thought
2014-03-27 13:38:32

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Ohio State University researchers say teens may not be as addicted to sugary soft drinks as one might think. Scientists asked high school students to take part in a 30-day challenge encouraging them to reduce their sugary soft drinks intake in order to help reduce the largest source of added sugar in the US diet. The results from the “Sodabriety” challenge were encouraging. Students involved in the study were asked to create a...

2014-02-13 12:27:58

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Armed with overwhelming research linking soda and sugary drink consumption to skyrocketing rates of obesity, diabetes, and tooth decay, the nation's first legislation requiring safety warning labels on sugary drinks sold in California was introduced today by State Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel). "When the science is this conclusive, the state of California has a responsibility to take steps to protect consumers," stated...

Sugary Food And Drinks Linked To An Increased Risk For Cardiovascular Disease
2014-02-04 10:35:17

[ Watch the Video: Will Sugar Kill You Eventually? ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Many adults consume more than the recommended amount of processed, or “added,” sugar per day – potentially increasing their risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Recommendations for added sugar usage vary and there is no widely accepted threshold for unsafe levels. According to the study background, the non-governmental...

2014-01-08 11:18:05

A sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) tax could help mitigate the rise in obesity and type 2 diabetes rates in India among both urban and rural populations, according to a study published this week in PLOS Medicine. Sanjay Basu and colleagues, from Stanford University, USA, estimated that a 20% SSB tax across India could avert 11.2 million cases of overweight/obesity and 400,000 cases of type 2 diabetes between 2014 and 2023, based on the current rate of increases in SSB sales. If SSB sales were...

2013-12-17 11:29:16

Taxing sugar-sweetened beverages is likely to decrease consumption, resulting in lower rates of diabetes and heart disease, and these health benefits are expected to be greatest for the low-income, Hispanic and African-American Californians who are at highest risk of diabetes, according to a new analysis led by researchers at UC San Francisco. Over the course of the next decade, lowered incidence of these diseases would save over half a billion dollars in medical costs, concluded the...

2013-10-18 13:19:25

While consumption of soda and other sugary drinks among young children in California is starting to decline, a new study released today shows an alarming 8 percent spike among adolescents, the biggest consumers of these beverages. Based on interviews with more than 40,000 California households conducted by the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS), the study, "Still Bubbling Over: California Adolescents Drinking More Soda and Other Sugar-Sweetened Beverages," provides a comprehensive...

Sugary Drinks Linked Obesity Young CHildren
2013-08-05 13:02:09

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While the association between sugary drinks and obesity has been well-documented among adults, a new study in the journal Pediatrics has found that even 5-year-old children can experience weight problems when they regularly consume sugary drinks. In the study, researchers from the University of Virginia and Columbia University surveyed the parents of 9,600 children born in 2001 when their kids were ages two, four and five years...


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