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Energy Drink Ads Still Reach Young Kids

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 01.25.2015 | Parents
Bettina Elias Siegel

Two very different studies crossed my desk this week and, when read together, they point to a disturbing problem.

Kids Are Still A Target For Marketers Of Sugary Drinks

Posted 11.20.2014 | Parents

BY ANJALI ATHAVALEY NEW YORK Wed Nov 19, 2014 2:05am EST (Reuters) -- Children and teens are seeing fewer ads for sugary drinks on television, but...

Anna Almendrala

If You've Already Cut Out Sugary Drinks, This Should Be Your Next Goal

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 11.19.2014 | Healthy Living

When Dr. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo entered medical school in 1995, only one in ten teens had the beginning signs of diabetes. Now, 19 years later, one i...

The Soda Tax Experiment, Now Underway

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 01.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

The Berkeley sugary drinks law might be the experiment that provides the evidence that would justify similar measures in other cities.

Simple Messages Could Convince Kids to Drink Less Sugar

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 12.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Teens probably pay the least attention to health warnings, so how can we get the group that drinks the most soda to notice?

Your Starbucks Chai Latte Has More Sugar Than A Snickers Bar

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 10.22.2014 | Taste

Like drinking candy from a paper cup.

The Sugar-iest Foods That Don't Even Taste Sweet

Posted 10.17.2014 | OWN

They don't taste supersweet, but these sugary foods can easily push you over your recommended limit of 25 grams a day. By Corrie Pikul @medi...

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.

Let's Put a Cap on Big Soda

Dr. Mary Bassett | Posted 08.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Mary Bassett

In order to win the fight against the obesity epidemic, limiting portions is an important and necessary first step toward improving the health of all residents, regardless of where they live. Putting the brakes on big soda also will send a powerful message to the industry.

You Might Never Drink Soda Again After Watching This

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 06.05.2014 | Healthy Living

Do you know what you're actually putting into your body when you take a gulp of your favorite carbonated sugary drink? Sometimes ignorance is blis...

ReThink Review: Fed Up -- It's the Sugar, Stupid

Jonathan Kim | Posted 07.09.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Fed Up, which is executive produced and narrated by Katie Couric, begins much like a horror movie, as a montage of TV news anchors breathlessly describe a lethal affliction infecting millions of Americans across the country, sowing illness and death for increasing numbers of men, women, and children.

What Causes Obesity? Top Cardiology Journal Spreads Confusion

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 07.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

There doesn't seem to be any way around the latest inconvenient truth. Sugar kills. We need to drastically decrease consumption.

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 ...

California Bill Requiring Warning Labels On Sugary Drinks Advances

Reuters | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 9 (Reuters) - A California bill to require sugary soft drinks to carry labels warning of...

Tax a Cola, Improve Life for San Francisco's Children

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 06.02.2014 | Home
Jeff Ritterman, MD

In San Francisco, the communities with the highest hospitalization rates for type-2 diabetes are the same communities with the highest rates of soda consumption. Type-2 diabetes is far more costly and far more regressive than any soda tax ever could be.

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."

The Wackiest Failed Snapple Flavors

The Daily Meal | Posted 05.16.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Ranked from "Kind of crazy, but it just might work!" to "Our brains melted."

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.

Convenience Stores: C Is for Conundrum

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Is it possible to save our teens from the adverse health impacts of sugary drink consumption without destroying the livelihood of the C-store shopkeeper? What kind of transformation of the C-store would be needed for this to happen?

Kim Bellware

Will This Proposed Soda Tax Succeed Where Others Have Fizzled?

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bellware | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO -- With one of every 100 deaths of obese people per year reportedly linked to a sugary drink-heavy diet, the soda industry is increasingly fac...

Can a Hat Trick Reverse Obesity?

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 04.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

For decades the medical profession has recommended that we reduce our fat intake. We have. We lowered our fat intake from 40 percent to 30 percent of total calories. Why then have obesity, and the diabetes that often accompanies it, become so prevalent?

The One 'Crazy' Thing All Nutritionists Agree Is a Good Idea

Posted 01.29.2014 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul For every person recommending some new health fix, there's another person telling you to try the opposite. Here's one area where ev...

Government Has a Pivotal Role to Play in War on Obesity

Dr. Harold Goldstein | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics
Dr. Harold Goldstein

Why does big soda fear government intervention? Because they know it takes an entity as large as the state or federal government to have a meaningful impact on their slick, multi-billion dollar marketing campaigns.

Campaign Uses 'Gross-Out' Method To Successfully Combat Teen Obesity

Posted 11.15.2013 | Parents

All over the country, public officials are seeking ways to combat America’s obesity problem. Last year, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed a ...

Does Sugar's State of Matter Really Matter?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Studies have shown that there is something distinctive about getting calories in liquid form. Solid sugars affect satiety, while studies have demonstrated that liquid sugar doesn't suppress appetite -- sugary drinks' calories are just added.