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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...

2012-12-06 11:41:37

Respondents support incentivizing purchase of healthy foods, restricting purchase of sugary drinks A new poll from researchers at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) shows that the U.S. public broadly supports increasing or maintaining spending on the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the Food Stamp Program. The majority of Americans, including a majority of SNAP participants, also supported policies to improve the nutritional impact of SNAP by...

Diabetes May Be Linked To High Fructose Corn Syrup
2012-11-28 06:45:04

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Scientists from the University of Southern California and University of Oxford recently revealed that countries that included high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) in their food had a 20 percent higher prevalence of diabetes as compared to countries that did not use HFCS in their foods. The international analysis on national food supplies helps explains the increase in numbers of people with type 2 diabetes, resulting in the rise in...

Federal Regulator Confirms Reports Of 5-Hour Energy Drink Linked To Deaths
2012-11-15 09:50:44

[WATCH VIDEO: Tom Costello Reports On Energy Drink Deaths] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After receiving numerous reports linking caffeine to deaths, a US federal regulator said new evidence is pointing to a popular energy shot as being a possible candidate for numerous fatalities due to overuse of the stimulant. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) confirmed on Wednesday it had received reports that 5-Hour Energy may have been linked to the deaths of...

2012-10-31 03:35:14

Soda consumption, TV and video/computer games, and the frequency of meals heavily influenced students' weight in an Indiana University study that examined the impact of a school-based obesity intervention program over an 18-month period. More soda consumption and screen time meant students were more likely to be overweight or to gain weight. The more frequently students ate meals each day, the less likely they were to stay overweight or gain weight during the study, which examined the...

Monster Energy Drink Is A Killer In A Can
2012-10-23 13:25:46

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Sure, their ads promote a certain “extreme” lifestyle, full of rock and roll and motorbikes, but new reports issued to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are now linking Monster high energy drink to the deaths of 5 people in the last year alone, according to a report from Bloomberg. According to reports, each of the 5 victims had consumed Monster energy drinks just before their deaths. Shelly Burgess, a...

Soda Ban In NYC Prompts Beverage Industry Lawsuit
2012-10-14 06:18:02

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Carbonated soda manufacturers, restaurant owners, and industry advocacy groups are among those who have banded together to file a legal challenge against New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's attempt to ban the sale of supersized sugary drinks at most dining locations city-wide, various media outlets reported late last week. According to New York Times writer Michael M. Grynbaum, the soft-drink industry and business owners filed a...


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lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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