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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...

2013-07-30 23:04:18

Taxing sugary beverages may help reduce calories from these beverages in the United States, but the health benefits may be partially offset as consumers substitute with other unhealthy foods, according to a joint study by researchers at RTI International, Duke University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Research Triangle Park, NC (PRWEB) July 30, 2013 Taxing sugary beverages may help reduce calories from these beverages in the United States, but the health benefits may be...

Overweight People Impacted More Than The Poor If Soda Bans Took Effect
2013-06-13 10:35:07

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online UPDATE - June 13, 2013: The American Beverage Association contacted redOrbit today (June 13, 2013) with this comment: "Obesity is a complex issue with many contributing factors beyond one type of food or beverage. A recent report found that in 2010, U.S. youth consumed 68 fewer calories and adults 45 fewer calories per day from added sugar in soft drinks than in 2000, yet obesity rates continue to rise. It's time for a comprehensive...

Tax On Soft Drinks And Junk Food Could Curb Obesity
2012-12-12 16:39:24

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online As the New York City mayor tries to put an end to the growing obesity trend through limiting giant sodas in movie theaters, one study suggests maybe he should've implemented a sugary drink tax instead. According to a study published in PLoS Medicine, taxing soft drinks and foods high in saturated fats could lead to beneficial dietary changes, potentially improving health for a nation. During the study, the authors...

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2012-09-13 18:10:56

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Say goodbye to that super-duper, mega-sized soda, New Yorkers. Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposal to ban the super-sized soft drinks has been approved. New York City's Board of Health approved the mayor's proposal to ban large, sugary beverages that are sold at city restaurants, movie theaters, sports venues and street carts. "NYC's new sugary drink policy is the single biggest step any gov't has taken to curb #obesity,"...

Oversized Soft Drinks Could Be Canned By NYC Mayor Bloomberg
2012-05-31 12:05:50

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is pushing for a ban on all oversized sweetened beverages in city restaurants and other establishments, administration officials said on Thursday. If passed, the bill would prohibit hundreds of establishments in the city from offering cups or bottles containing more than 16 ounces of sugar-sweetened drinks, according to a report from the New York Times. The measure, however, won´t restrict refills and customers will still be able to buy more...


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