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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...

2012-09-16 23:02:52

Following the announcement that Baylor hospitals in the Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, areas would no longer carry sugary drinks or sugar-sweetened sodas, Massage School San Diego has released a top 10 list noting the unhealthiest side effects of soda, in hopes of encouraging better eating and drinking habits. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) September 15, 2012 Baylor hospitals in the Dallas and Fort Worth areas of Texas will no longer provide sugary drinks or sugar-sweetened sodas in facility vending...

2012-09-14 23:02:19

The advent of the global financial crisis has caused widespread damage to most manufacturing industries in Australia. The Bottled Water Manufacturing industry's growth over the past five years has been a mixed bag. Buoyed mostly by ongoing consumer desire for healthy, convenient beverages, the industry also faced adverse downward pressure from volatile economic conditions and low consumer sentiment. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated its report on the Bottled...

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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,"...

Heart Function Boosted With Consumption Of Energy Drinks
2012-08-28 08:26:43

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Energy drinks have been heavily scrutinized in recent years for their unhealthy effects on the body, with some expert studies claiming they are bad for your teeth, some finding hospitalization is increased with the consumption of the popular soft drinks, and even one report going as far as claiming energy drinks can be fatal. So it is unusual to come across one study that has found that energy drinks can have a positive effect on the...

Preschoolers From Lower Income Families Face Health Hurdles
2012-08-23 08:34:00

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research from Canada suggests a strong link between TV or video game time, family income and junk food consumption in preschool children. According to researchers from the University of Alberta, "Preschoolers from low-income neighborhoods and kids who spend more than two hours a day in front of a TV or video-game console have at least one thing in common: a thirst for sugary soda and juice." As part of a larger study on diet,...

More Kids Drinking Diet Drink
2012-08-17 05:55:16

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online More children in the U.S. are drinking diet drinks, according to a new study using federal healthy data. A survey found that by 2008, 12.5 percent of children were drinking artificially-sweetened beverages, up from six percent a decade earlier. The researchers also found that a quarter of the Americans surveyed in 2007 and 2008 had a diet drink in the past day, versus just 19 percent in 1999 and 2000. Senior researcher Dr. Miriam...


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