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2010-04-22 10:35:00

GLOUCESTER, Mass., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The beverage industry is under attack from all sides. Schools are taking high sugar drinks out of cafeterias. Many parents refuse to buy sodas and caloric juice drinks. Legislators are looking at taxing sodas and other beverages. Environmental groups are campaigning to reduce plastic bottle waste. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100422/NE91469 ) One Mom entrepreneur has invented an alternative: Flavrz Drink Mix. Karen...

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2010-01-01 13:00:00

A new report suggests that studies reporting a link between sugar-sweetened beverages and weight gain have garnered a lot of attention but research on the issue has actually yielded mixed results, Reuters reported. Dr. Mark A. Pereira, at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and an author on the report, told Reuters Health that the purported link between soft drinks and other beverages and obesity risk is unclear and complicated, especially in youth. Research from Pereira and colleagues...

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2009-09-09 07:10:00

In a recent interview, President Obama alluded to the possibility of a "sin tax" on sugary carbonated beverages as a measure to curb obesity rates in the US. While stating that he thinks the concept has potential, he also made mention of the strong corporate and economic interests that would inevitably oppose such measures. In the forthcoming issue of Men's Health magazine, President Obama states that a tax on colas, soft drinks and other sugar-loaded beverages is "an idea that we should be...

2009-07-08 05:30:00

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- "You are what you drink." That's the implication of major new studies indicating that what you drink may be as important as what you eat when it comes to health problems like obesity, diabetes, heart disease and many others, according to Dr. Cheryle Hart, medical advisor for AquaHydrate, the first high performance sports water . One study referred to America's obsession with sugared drinks as "America's hidden drinking problem," with four...

2008-12-31 11:50:15

The number of U.S. adults consuming sugar-sweetened beverages such as soft drinks, fruit drinks and punches has increased dramatically, researchers said. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore examined changes over the past two decades in sugar-sweetened beverage consumption based on nationally representative survey data. The study, published in the January issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found that sugar-sweetened beverages...

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2008-12-11 14:34:34

Over the past two decades, the number of adults consuming sugar-sweetened beverages such as soft drinks, fruit drinks and punches has increased dramatically, according to a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Researchers examined changes over the past two decades in sugar-sweetened beverage consumption based on nationally representative survey data, and found that sugar-sweetened beverages comprise a significant source of total daily beverage...

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2008-10-07 07:45:00

Despite efforts to include more healthy choices at schools, standard offerings from vending machines "“ including fruit juices "“ are giving students more calories than they need. Recent figures from the HEALTHY Study, a nationwide effort led by Temple University to curb obesity and type 2 diabetes in middle school students, found vending machines beverages had added sugars, high calorie 100 percent fruit juices, and snacks over 200 hundred calories. The data will be presented at...

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2008-06-02 10:30:00

A recent study published in Pediatrics and led by researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health found that sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) are an increasingly large part of children and teens' diets. Teens who consume SSBs, which include sodas, fruit drinks and punches, and sports drinks, drink an average of 356 calories per day, a significant increase from 10 years earlier. The findings suggest that reducing empty caloric intake by limiting these drinks may be a key...

2006-03-10 17:23:18

Clarifies seventh paragraph By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new study shows that adolescents who regularly consume sugar-sweetened soda have no trouble switching to sugar-free soda if provided the opportunity -- and making the switch may lead to weight loss, especially among heavier teens. The role of sugar-sweetened beverages in promoting obesity is hotly debated. With this study, "we think there now is a very strong case that sugar-sweetened beverages are playing a...

2006-03-09 15:17:00

By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new study shows that adolescents who regularly consume sugar-sweetened soda have no trouble switching to sugar-free soda if provided the opportunity -- and making the switch may lead to weight loss, especially among heavier teens. The role of sugar-sweetened beverages in promoting obesity is hotly debated. With this study, "we think there now is a very strong case that sugar-sweetened beverages are playing a strong role in weight gain...


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