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If You See It, Do You Crave It?
2012-06-26 13:23:43

You're doing your own thing when a food craving suddenly hits. Was it from seeing an image of a cupcake or that can of sugary soda you just finished? University of Southern California (USC) researchers presented study findings this week at the Endocrine Society´s yearly meeting showing how the appetite and reward centers of the brain are stimulated by seeing images of high-calorie foods. "Studies have shown that advertisements featuring food make us think of eating, but our...

2012-06-21 13:40:01

Key factors are taste, ready access at fast food outlets, and peer influence Over half of inner city school-kids in deprived areas may be consuming fast foods/drinks at least twice a week, if the findings from one London borough are applicable elsewhere, suggests research published in the online journal BMJ Open. One in 10 of these children visited a fast food outlet every day, the study shows. The authors quizzed 193 pupils aged 11 to 14, living in Tower Hamlets, a deprived inner...

Soda Companies Misleading In Corporate Social Marketing
2012-06-21 09:54:29

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com From Nicki Minaj to Britney Spears, superstars have endorsed sugary beverages, adding glitz and glam to the marketing of soda industry leaders like Coca-Cola and PepsiCo. This can be an effective tactic in selling product, but does nothing to educate consumers on the health risks of the sugary drinks. U.S. health experts recently reported in this week´s PLoS Medicine that health advocates need to develop effective public health campaigns to inform the...

2012-06-20 02:27:28

BUTLER, N.J., June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Only on the market for two short months, Sneaky Pete's, the first all-natural, refreshing, 40 calorie oat-based beverage has already hit the shelves of major retailers such as ShopRite, Kings, Foodtown, Corrado's Market, Safeway, Wegmans, Albertsons, Giant Eagle, Mother's Market, HyVee, King Soopers, Meijer's, Von's, Gelsons, Randalls, Genuardi's, and Bristol Farms. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120620/LA27213LOGO) Through hard work...

Coca-Cola Not Culprit Behind Rising Obesity
2012-06-19 13:55:38

It´s in our human nature to play the blame game when things go awry, and in recent news, Coca-Cola has spoken up to let Americans know it´s not their fault the country is growing fatter. Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent expressed to the Wall Street Journal in an interview on Monday that his company is not responsible for the rise in obesity in the U.S. "This is an important, complicated societal issue that we all have to work together to provide a solution," Kent told Wall Street...

2012-06-18 02:24:57

NEW YORK, June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to bar restaurants, movie theaters, sports arenas, food carts and bodegas from selling sodas and other sugary drinks in servings larger than 16 ounces; he believes that this ban will signal an effective way to fight obesity in a city that spends billions of dollars a year on weight-related health problems. To many, this proposal seems like an authoritarian, nanny state mandate. Why target sugary drinks, when...

Sugary Drinks Don't Add To Childhood Obesity
2012-06-15 10:04:17

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com A new study by Canadian researchers finds that children and youth who consume sugary drinks do not have any higher risk at becoming obese when compared to their peers who drink healthy beverages. The project was conducted by looking at the relationship between beverage consumption of Canadian children between the ages of two and 18 as well as their risk of obesity. The children were measured by their height and weight to track any changes. The findings...

2012-06-14 06:23:57

Unreal Brands(TM) Launching with Five Candy Products across More Than 30,000 Retail Outlets; CVS/Pharmacy first to carry nationwide; New Candy Contains No Corn Syrup or Hydrogenated Oils, Less Sugar, More Nutrition than America's Favorites BOSTON, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A long simmering feud between Boston entrepreneur Michael Bronner and his 15-year-old son, Nicky, came to a head today with the unprecedented nationwide launch of a new mission-driven food company called...

2012-06-07 06:26:01

SAN ANTONIO, June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A new survey led by Interlex Communications, Inc. (Interlex), in partnership with the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity and the Center for Science in the Public Interest, reveals consumers know 'sugary drinks' are not part of a healthy diet - though many are still confused about what constitutes a 'sugary drink.' The national effort surveyed 1,894 adults across seven demographic groups and held four focus groups in San...

2012-06-01 23:02:24

Living Fuel Founder and Author of “The Super Health Diet — The Last Diet You Will Ever Need,” Says Education - Not Regulation - Is The Key To A Healthy Lifestyle Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) June 01, 2012 New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to curb obesity in his city. He wants people to be healthier, but his latest attempt to do that is causing a huge stir in New York City and around the world. Bloomberg wants to limit the size of sugary drinks New Yorkers can purchase in...