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Sugary Drinks

Making cities, workplaces healthy for all

Oleg Chestnov | Posted 11.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Oleg Chestnov

What makes a healthy city, and can people, from political leaders and parents, help make their homes healthier? At the 9th Global conference on he...

Voters Can Send Big Soda A Powerful Message

Nancy Brown | Posted 11.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Every election is about the future. No matter whether you're deciding between candidates or issues, it all comes down to what you think ultimately wil...

Big Soda Again Prioritizes Profits Over Your Health

Nancy Brown | Posted 09.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Big Soda is playing games with your health. Again.

Big Soda Spends Millions On 'Unethical' San Francisco Area Ads Fighting Drink Taxes

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 08.24.2016 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO — The beverage industry is spending millions to fight Bay Area proposals that would tax sugary drinks. Meanwhile, vastly outspent supp...

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.

Dear Big Soda: It's Time for a Change

Nancy Brown | Posted 05.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

There is a great debate taking place right now in America. Public health advocates are calling on soda makers to stop targeting our children and to stop targeting minorities. They are calling on celebrities to stop selling out to the industry and using their fame to peddle an unhealthy habit to their fans.

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?

The Shocking Truth About Sugar

Mehmet Oz, M.D. | Posted 04.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Mehmet Oz, M.D.

If you have a sweet tooth, the real facts about sugar will shock you. Plain and simple, sugar is ruining our nation's health.

You May Be Shocked To Learn How Much Sugar Is In Your Starbucks

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 02.23.2016 | Healthy Living

It should come as no surprise that Starbucks' sweet frappes and lattes contain sugar. But when you learn exactly how much added sugar is in your daily...

Drinking Just One Soda A Day Exceeds Health Experts Recommendations

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.12.2016 | Healthy Living

Drinking sugar-sweetened beverages like soda daily may lead to more abdominal fat gain over time, according to a new study. So-called visceral fat in ...

Your Daily Sugar Allowance, Pictured in Different Foods

Thrillist | Posted 12.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Thrillist

By: Anthony Schneck @AnthonySchneck Credit: Cole Saladino/Thrillist The World Health Organization made news by declaring bacon (and other processed...

National Parks' Bottled Water Sales Ban Is Bad Policy, Damages Public Health

Dr. Harold Goldstein | Posted 12.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Harold Goldstein

It comes down to this: If we want to reduce the number of plastic bottles sold in parks, then let's ban the sale of all plastic bottles, those containing only water and those filled with liquid sugar.

Got Science? Coca-Cola's Disclosures Reveal Large-Scale Effort to Influence the Science on Sugar

Seth Shulman | Posted 10.16.2016 | Science
Seth Shulman

To fully appreciate how misguided such sponsorship is, it is worth reviewing what real, solid scientific research shows about the relation between soft drink consumption and the epidemic of obesity and diabetes now affecting children in the United States.

10 Drinks You Should Never Have After Dinner, And Why

The Daily Meal | Posted 08.13.2016 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Photo Credit: Flickr / Steve Snodgrass / CC BY 4.0 Avoid these late at night and you'll sleep like a baby Thankfully, many drink myths have been...

Is It Ethical for Coke to Sponsor Conflicted Research on Weight Loss?

Dana Radcliffe | Posted 08.19.2016 | Business
Dana Radcliffe

Given Coke's own standards, it is appropriate to ask: Are the company's actions that have prompted such sharp public criticism in line with its strong commitment to integrity? More specifically, are they consistent with Coke's imperative of "acting honestly"?

Is Sugar Making Us Sick?

Ayda Ersoy | Posted 08.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Ayda Ersoy

The good news is that when you start to eat less sugar your body will stop craving it. I suggest you don't try to change everything at once, just slowly add one good habit at a time and you'll notice that the bad habits go away.

Why You Should Be Concerned About America's Soda Consumption

Narayani Gupta | Posted 07.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Narayani Gupta

A soda tax is not a ban on sugary beverages. It's simply a more comprehensive reflection of the full costs individuals and society bear due to excess consumption.

People Disgusted by CrossFit's 'Open Diabetes' Coke Tweet

Riva Greenberg | Posted 07.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

In a tweet Monday CrossFit's CEO Greg Glassman took credit for the above image. It created a backlash on social media. Mostly among people with Type 1...

San Francisco Approves Health Warnings On Ads For Sugary Drinks

Associated Press | Posted 06.09.2015 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco supervisors voted Tuesday to approve health warnings on ads for sugary sodas and some other drinks, saying such b...

Why Some Sugary Drinks Leave You Wanting More

Posted 05.08.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Agata Blaszczak-Boxe Pubbed: May 05, 2015 12:58pm ET on LiveScience. The type of sugar in your drink may affect how much food you want to e...

10 Foods to Enjoy Without Added Sugar

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

While we know that sugary drinks such as soda and sugar-sweetened cereals such as Fruit Loops are a main culprit of added sugar, it is often surprising to people when they hear that sugar is also lurking in breads and salad dressings. So what can we eat without too much added sugar?

San Francisco Wants To Be The City That Takes Down Big Soda

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 03.10.2015 | Politics

If California is leading the charge against Big Soda, San Francisco is now standing on the front lines. On Tuesday, three San Francisco supervisor...

Nutrition Panel Urges Americans to Eat Green, Limit Sugar, Drink Coffee and More

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 04.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

The report by the committee eased certain restrictions (those for cholesterol, total fat, and coffee) and stressed limits for other restrictions (such as those for added sugar and saturated fat).

Healthy Food, Like Clean Water, Should Be a Staple

Linda P. Fried | Posted 04.21.2015 | Impact
Linda P. Fried

Healthy food is primarily provided through private enterprise, not public systems. But public policies -- at the federal, state, or local levels -- should ensure its availability and accessibility, and our culture and business practices should reinforce that.

Lydia O'Connor

California Readies Another Assault On Sugary Drinks

HuffingtonPost.com | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 02.16.2015 | Politics

If the soft drink industry thought its fight with health reformers ended in the San Francisco Bay Area last election season, a new bill in the Califor...