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Sugary Drinks Health

Sugary Drink Trick Helps Fight Obesity and Diabetes

Scott Alexander and Puck | Posted 07.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Scott Alexander and Puck

We all reach for sugary drinks from time to time. Some more than others. But who can blame us? They are discretionary calories that just taste so darn...

Soda Warning: May Be Hazardous to Your Sperm

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 08.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Spread the word! Soda rots our teeth, makes us fat, fattens our livers, blocks our arteries, and raises our blood pressure. It may also interfere with our fertility.

Big Soda Misinforms California's Senators

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

On April 9, the Health Committee of the California State Senate passed Senate Bill 1000 (Monning), the Soda Warning Label Bill by a vote of 5-2. The ...

Sugar Kills! How Do We Decrease Consumption?

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 05.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Our advice could be simple: "Eat real food. If they advertise it, don't buy it." The explanation simple as well: They advertise food and beverages because they want you to eat and drink products that are unhealthy."

Thinking About Cutting Back on Soda? Try Monday

Diana K. Rice | Posted 05.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Diana K. Rice

What's that one measly can of soda a day -- your afternoon treat -- really going to do? Quite a bit, according to many leading health organizations.

New NYC Ads Target Sweet Teas, Energy Drinks

AP | Posted 06.04.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- New York City's campaign to cut consumption of sugary drinks now features ads warning people about sweet teas, sports and energy drinks an...

8 Sugary Drink Myths, Busted

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein and Meredith Melnick | Posted 03.13.2013 | Healthy Living

Do sugary drinks cause obesity? State Supreme Court Justice Milton Tingling, who dismissed New York City's proposed "soda ban," isn't convinced. As...

American Cancer Society Urges Study Of Sugary Drinks, Obesity

Reuters | Posted 09.04.2012 | Healthy Living

By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON, July 3 (Reuters) - A leading U.S. cancer lobby group is urging the Surgeon General to conduct a sweeping s...

New York City to Add Soft Drinks to List of Health Hazards

Michele Simon | Posted 08.05.2012 | Home
Michele Simon

Banning trans fats was fine, but don't take away my right to guzzle a gallon of Coke, is the lazy reaction of some pundits. But let's take a more rational look at what New York is proposing.

Banning Big Gulps Won't Fix Our Big Obesity Problem

Abdulrahman El-Sayed | Posted 08.04.2012 | Home
Abdulrahman El-Sayed

The real issue with sugary beverages isn't that some people drink large amounts, it's that many people drink relatively small amounts. And banning large-sized drinks does little to address that issue.

School Soda Bans Don't Actually Keep Kids From Sugary Drinks

Posted 01.08.2012 | Education

Just banning soda from schools doesn't actually curb student consumption of sugary drinks, according to new research. Access to and student purchas...

'Life's Sweeter With Fewer Sugary Drinks'

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 11.08.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

Many factors contribute to our obesity epidemic, and a comprehensive effort to overcome it is absolutely necessary. But there's more than enough reason to single out sugary drinks as a place to start.

Sugary Drinks Dull Tastebuds, Increase Cravings

The Huf | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.09.2011 | Healthy Living

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, and just two sugary drinks can have the opposite effect. According to the Guardian, UK researchers are sugges...