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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...

Soda Machines To Get Calorie Count Labels
2012-10-08 14:33:00

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Soda consumers in Chicago and San Antonio are about to become more aware of how many calories are jammed into those sugary beverages after their vending machines get a calorie count makeover. The major cities' municipal buildings will be among the first in the nation to get calorie count displays on their vending machines due to a new program backed by major beverage manufacturers. Coca-cola Co is joining the initiative, along with...

Sugary Sodas Lead To An Increased Risk Of Obesity
2012-09-24 13:02:07

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study has confirmed a link between sugary sodas, and genetic susceptibility to high body mass index (BMI) and increased risk of obesity. The team wrote in the New England Journal of Medicine that their findings reinforce the view that environmental and genetic factors shape obesity risk. "Our study for the first time provides reproducible evidence from three prospective cohorts to show genetic and dietary...

2012-09-18 23:09:27

Addressing the obesity epidemic by preventing excess calorie consumption with government regulation of portion sizes is justifiable and could be an effective measure to help prevent obesity-related health problems and deaths, according to a Viewpoint in the September 19 issue of JAMA, and theme issue on obesity. Thomas A. Farley, M.D., M.P.H., Commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, presented the article at a JAMA media briefing. "Americans consume...

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