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2014-05-05 08:27:40

Efforts to combat obesity-related health issues in Illinois will continue SPRINGFIELD, Ill., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite reports to the contrary, efforts to pass the proposed state sugary drink tax will continue. The Healthy Eating/Active Living (HEAL) Act, a modest penny-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks, would raise an estimated $600 million in revenue that would be devoted to school and community health programs such as physical education, community gardens,...

2014-05-01 23:02:31

Over the past five years, consumers are expected to move towards premium, high fruit content drinks, turning away from high sugar soft drinks. For this reason, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated its report on the Fruit Juice Drink Manufacturing Australia. Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) May 02, 2014 Fluctuating fruit prices and a tighter retail environment have caused significant volatility in industry revenue over the past five years. Revenue for the Fruit Juice Manufacturing...

2014-04-29 20:24:53

LONDON, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Still Drinks Market in West Europe to 2019: Market Guidehttp://www.reportbuyer.com/food_drink/soft_drinks/drinks_market_west_europe_2017_market_guide.html SynopsisCanadean's, "Still Drinks Market in West Europe to 2019: Market Guide" provides a snapshot of the Still Drinks consumption in West Europe. The quantitative data in the report provides historic and forecast consumption data of the...

2014-04-28 23:02:21

Diverse groups include: Association of Black Cardiologists, Children's Aid Society; Harlem Children’s Zone; Harlem Health Promotion Center; Montefiore Medical Center; Mount Sinai Medical Center; National Congress of Black Women, Inc.; New York Chapter 2, American Academy of Pediatrics; and, United Puerto Rican Organization of Sunset Park. Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 28, 2014 “The beverage industry has pursued a strategy of legal obstruction and put profits over the health of its...

Junk Food Hazards Of Youth Baseball
2014-04-25 09:13:12

Marguerite Beck, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Researchers find unhealthy foodscape at youth baseball field 'Take me out to the ballgame' doesn't exactly conjure up images of apple slices and kale chips. The more likely culprits include French fries, soda and the occasional box of Crackerjacks. Unfortunately for children who play youth baseball, eating unhealthy food during practices and games may be contributing to weight problems, according to researchers at Wake Forest...

2014-04-23 12:30:09

The Obesity Society Recommends Children Minimize Consumption of SSBs SILVER SPRING, Md., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the ongoing policy discussions on the role of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) on weight and health, The Obesity Society (TOS) concludes that SSBs contribute to the United States' obesity epidemic, particularly among children. Based on an in-depth analysis of the current research, TOS's position statement unveiled today provides several...

2014-04-09 12:32:55

According to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics A new USDA mandate calling for access to free drinking water during lunchtime at schools participating in the National School Lunch Program went into effect at the start of the 2011-12 school year. Researchers from the University of Michigan and University of Illinois at Chicago examined compliance with the new requirement as well as perceptions about drinking fountain cleanliness and water quality....

2014-04-09 10:05:44

-Energy drinks (EDs) have become increasingly popular among teenagers and young adults during recent years. -A new study has examined their use among Italian adolescents. -Findings indicate a strong need for comprehensive educational programs focusing on the potential health effects of energy drinks alone, and in combination with alcohol. Energy drinks (EDs) are marketed as having the ability to improve energy, alertness, concentration, and athletic performance. These beverages have...

Diet Drinks May Be Linked To Heart Attack In Older Women
2014-03-31 13:25:13

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Diet drinks may appeal to a woman’s healthier sensibilities – but according to a new study, healthy postmenopausal women who consume two or more diet fruit or diet soda beverages a day might be more likely to have a heart attack. Presented at the American College of Cardiology's 63rd Annual Scientific Session in Washington, DC this past weekend, the new study found a 30 percent increase in the likelihood of suffering a...

2014-03-30 16:20:14

ATLANTA, March 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Findings presented this weekend at the American College of Cardiology Annual Conference assessing the potential association of post menopausal female diet soda intake and risk of cardiovascular events, such as heart attacks and stroke, are flawed, do not support the majority of the scientific evidence on the topic, and are at odds with statements from the American Heart Association. "The study findings are very speculative and should be considered with...


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