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Does Diet Soda Cause Weight Gain?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 12.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Artificial sweeteners were designed to keep food and drinks' sweet taste while doing away with excess sugar's unwanted effects, such as weight gain, d...

This Quirky Coke Bottle With A Secret Is The Joy We Need Right Now

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 11.10.2016 | Taste

If you’ve been busy trying to wrap your head around the election, you may not have noticed that the holiday season is swiftly approaching ― and wi...

On A Diet? Kick That Diet Soda Habit Once And For All

The Huffington Post | Allison Fox | Posted 10.25.2016 | Healthy Living

If you want to win in the weight loss game, you already know to dial down the sugary drinks. But new research confirms you should also let go of diet ...

Sweet Deals: Soda Companies Sponsor National Health And Medical Organizations

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 10.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Warning. If you already feel too cynical about life, don't read this story. It contains factual fodder for the claim that our nation's health agenda i...

Big Soda May Be Messing With Our Most Trusted Health Organizations

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.12.2016 | Healthy Living

Between 2011 and 2015, Coca-Cola and Pepsi sponsored 96 national health organizations. This includes the American Diabetes Association and the Nationa...

Sugar Tax Is Good Public Policy, Not 'Nanny Statism'

Alessandro Demaio | Posted 10.12.2016 | Politics
Alessandro Demaio

Since Mexico introduced a 10 percent “tax” on sugar-sweetened beverages in 2014, global political momentum for this form of fiscal policy has been...

Look for the Union Label for Your Labor Day Picnic or BBQ

Peter Dreier | Posted 09.05.2016 | Politics
Peter Dreier

American families should look for the union label when buying items for their Labor Day party or cookout.

Bottled Water Will Outsell Soda for the First Time This Year

Grub Street | Posted 08.09.2016 | Taste
Grub Street

(Photo: John Lawson, Belhaven) By Clint Rainey In 100 years, when humans stop to ponder the appeal of Soylent-flavored seltzer, they'll remember 201...

Krispy Kreme Doughnut Soda Blows A Hole In What You Know About Junk Food

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 07.19.2016 | Weird News

Given America’s love for empty calories, the marriage of soda and fried dough seemed inevitable. We just wish we had been invited. Krispy Kreme form...

Here's Another Huge Reason To Ditch Soda For Good

Reuters | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 07.18.2016 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - People who drink lots of soda or other sugary beverages may have a higher risk of developing rare cancers in the gallbladder and bi...

Crystal Pepsi Is Coming Back, Because We're Stuck In The '90s

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 06.29.2016 | Taste

If the possibility of another Clinton presidency and choker necklaces weren't enough of a '90s throwback for you this summer, don't fret! Crystal Peps...

Want to Buy the World a Coke? Here's How Much That Costs

Quora | Posted 06.21.2016 | Weird News

Given its varying price points throughout the world, how much in USD would it actually cost to buy the world a Coke? originally appeared on Quora - th...

Healthier Drinking - Bottled Water Finally Upsetting Soda In National Popularity Contest

Michael Lazar | Posted 06.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Michael Lazar

It appears that Americans are finally getting on board with healthier drinking. In the latest studies, bottled water is looking to overtake soft drink...

The Biggest Celebrity Shill For Junk Food Will Surprise You

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.22.2016 | Healthy Living

In the throwback Pepsi commercial above, circa 2003, Beyoncé struts past a drooling teenage boy on her way to indulge in a Pepsi. "I get that a lot,"...

Baltimore's Big Soda Moment: Why Access to Sugary Drink Information is a Civil Rights Issue

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore | Posted 06.07.2016 | Politics
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore

Baltimore's corners are often associated with the public health threat presented by illicit drug dealing and use but there is another, more unassuming, danger lurking inside corner stores and supermarkets: sugar-sweetened beverages.

Eat and Drink Like a Music Celebrity?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 06.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

What do the fit, beautiful music celebrities whom our teens admire eat and drink? According to the ads they help make it's junk food and sugary drinks...

How To Turn Water Into Beer With SodaStream's New Product

Tasting Table | Posted 06.07.2016 | Taste
Tasting Table

First, SodaStream took away your excuse for not drinking enough water by turning standard tap water into a glass of bubbly fun. And now--for better or...

Transparency Trumps Sugar: the New Nutrition Label and the Fight Against Obesity

William Dietz | Posted 07.06.2016 | College
William Dietz

Could it be we’re entering a sugar awareness Zeitgeist? That is, are we awakening to the abundance of sugar in the American diet and the toll it can...

Buffett Unwise to Ignore Coke's Obesity Link

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 05.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

At the end of the day, it comes down to what "values" are the true metric of "value investing": shareholder return or public health. As a nation we have answered that question for tobacco, but we are clearly still debating it for sugar water.

Does Candy Make Kids Fat?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 05.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

To their surprise, the meta-analysis found that the more chocolate and candy kids ate, the slimmer they tended to be. The odds of being overweight or obese were 18 percent lower among the most avid consumers of chocolate and candy.

It's Time for Soda's Superstar Songsters to Change Their Tune

Laurie David | Posted 05.02.2016 | Entertainment
Laurie David

I don't believe Selena Gomez or Andra Day would intentionally harm a single child, and yet their association with Coke will inevitably set millions of children on a path to poor health. We can't go on letting these stars use their cachet to hook our kids.

Message to Bernie: There's Nothing Populist About Soda Pop

Laurie David | Posted 04.25.2016 | Politics
Laurie David

I love the Bern. I even feel the Bern occasionally. But I'm afraid he unwittingly stumbled into a sticky Big Soda trap last week when he declined to support the soda tax that Philadelphia's popular mayor Jim Kenney is fighting for.

Hillary vs Bernie: Who's Right On the Philadelphia Soda Tax?

Laura Goldman | Posted 04.22.2016 | Politics
Laura Goldman

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney's proposed three cent an ounce tax on soda to fund universal Pre-K made national headlines this week when Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton endorsed the tax. Bernie Sanders then came out against the tax labeling it regressive.

Diet Coke Is Perfect Just The Way It Is

Hayden Wright | Posted 04.20.2016 | Business
Hayden Wright

Aesthetically, Diet Coke is the mainstream soda America never deserved, but we got it anyway. And zero calories! Why would anyone tamper with enduring perfection?

Why Are Sugars in Drinks Singled Out?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 04.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

So is it just that liquid sugar lends itself to overconsumption, or does sugar in liquid form pose an especially tough burden on our body's metabolism?