Latest Sugar drink Stories

2014-05-07 09:44:45

According to a new study in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior Weekly consumption of sports drinks and energy drinks among adolescents is significantly associated with higher consumption of other sugar-sweetened beverages, cigarette smoking, and screen media use, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Minnesota and Duke University. The study was undertaken to build understanding of health behavior patterns related to adolescent consumption of...

UK Tax Hike On Soda Could Reduce Thousands Of Waistlines: Study
2013-11-01 13:54:56

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online With a twenty percent tax issued for cans of soda, the number of overweight Britons could decrease by as many as 285,000. The number of obese people living in the UK could also decline by 180,000, say researchers from Oxford and Reading Universities. The twenty percent tax, or about 12 pence per can, is being suggested in a study published online at bmj.com. The tax would have the greatest effect on younger Britons ages 16 - 29...

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...

Kids Consume Sugary Drinks Despite School Bans
2011-11-08 09:21:12

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago have released a survey that has concluded that bans on sugar-sweetened drinks in middle schools had very little impact on overall consumption of sugary drinks by children, reports Crystal Phend of MedPage Today. The study, published online Monday in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, utilized data from 5,900 students who have been tracked since they began school in 1998. Of the 40 states considered in the research,...

Half of Americans Drink Sugary Drinks Daily
2011-09-01 05:21:07

  According to a new Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report, nearly half of the US population consumes sugar drinks on any given day, with teenagers consuming more sugar drinks than any other age group. The drinks the CDC considers sugar drinks are fruit drinks, sodas, energy drinks, sports drinks, and sweetened bottled waters. Sugar drinks do not include diet drinks, 100% fruit juice, sweetened teas and flavored milks. According to the CDC report, males drink on...

2011-03-07 09:16:45

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Researchers for Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association report that the common sweeteners found in fruit drinks, soda, and other sugar-sweetened beverages, have been linked to higher blood pressure levels in adults. In the International Study of Macro/Micronutrients and Blood Pressure (INTERMAP), researchers found individuals who consumed fructose and glucose frequently had higher blood pressure, especially in those who consumed higher levels of...

2011-02-04 00:56:23

Starbucks recently announced a new-sized 31-ounce drink, the "Trenta," which will be in stores this spring. The mega-sized coffee joins the ranks of other energy drinks that can pack plenty of caffeine and calories. Ellen Schuster, a University of Missouri nutrition expert, says that Americans should be wary of extra calories and sugar in the quest for bigger, bolder drinks. "The sheer size of new coffee and energy drinks increases consumers' potential for unhealthy calorie and sugar...

2010-05-10 07:31:45

Drinking even large amounts of coffee and sugar-sweetened, carbonated soft drinks is not associated with the risk of colon cancer according to a large study published online May 7 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Some previous studies have suggested that coffee and tea may lower the risk of cancer, but others show that they could increase the risk. Tea, for instance contains anti-oxidants that in theory help prevent cancer but also has polyamines, which in theory promote...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'