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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 03.12.2015 | 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.

We Live In A World Where Salads Have More Sugar Than Donuts

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.31.2013 | Business

You know something is wrong with the food industry when you can buy a salad that contains more sugar than a donut. That's one finding in a recent ...

The Bitter Secret of Sugar

Raymond C. Offenheiser | Posted 12.03.2013 | Impact
Raymond C. Offenheiser

As global demand for sweets increases, so does the rush for land to grow sugarcane. Companies that produce and supply sugar to Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and other food and beverage giants are kicking poor farmers off their land and violating their rights.

Michelle Obama, Please Don't Water Down Your 'Drink Up' Water Campaign

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 11.16.2013 | Impact
Nancy Huehnergarth

If Mrs. Obama is unwilling to highlight that water should replace sugary drinks and hesitant to promote tap water as heavily as bottled, I'm going to be deeply disappointed.

Would the Bloomberg Soda Ban Unfairly Target Poor People?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 08.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

The interesting question a new study set out to answer focuses on the argument that the so-called soda ban isn't fair because it disproportionately affects low-income people.

Why a Cap on Sugary Drinks May Work

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 08.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

Obesity and diabetes are major public health problems in the city of New York as well as in other parts of the U.S., and limiting the sizes of sugar-sweetened drinks is certainly worth trying.

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...

Sweet Surprise: Guess Where Your Added Sugar Is Coming From?

Sylvia E. Meléndez-Klinger | Posted 07.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Sylvia E. Meléndez-Klinger

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) just released the latest data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) on Americans' sugar consumption, and the results are quite surprising.  Here are some of the findings that really grabbed my attention.

Sugary Drinks Linked to Over 180,000 Deaths Worldwide

Dr. Joseph Mercola | Posted 07.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Mercola

Many people mistakenly believe that as long as you are drinking fruit juice, it's healthy even though it's sweet, but this is a dangerous misconception.

The Rising Threat of Childhood Obesity

Lynn R. Goldman | Posted 06.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Lynn R. Goldman

As the mother of a high school student, I know how hard it can be to get teenagers to reach for wholesome snacks instead of junk food. Yet I also believe that judicious government interventions can tweak our environment in ways that make it easier to eat healthier food and get out and move.

Bloomberg Joins CIA

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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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...

Why Is the CEO of the Global Anti-Poverty Group CARE Joining the Board of Coca-Cola?

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 05.04.2013 | Business
Nancy Huehnergarth

Dr. Gayle, the last thing the impoverished people you work with need, is a Coke. By accepting Coca-Cola's funding and serving on their Board of Directors, you are helping to healthwash Coke's brands and expand sales of sugary, non-nutritious drinks to the very people you want to help.

Sweet Nothings

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 05.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

The time has come for the Food and Drug Administration to reevaluate the safety of sugary drinks. That's what the Center for Science in the Public Interest, several dozen nutrition experts, seven local health departments, and 15 nonprofit organizations have asked the FDA to do.

Still Believe 'A Calorie Is A Calorie'?

Robert Lustig, M.D. | Posted 04.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Lustig, M.D.

Sugar in excess is a toxin, unrelated to its calories. The dose determines the poison. Like alcohol, a little sugar is fine, but a lot is not. And the food industry has put us way over our limit.

This Is Why Coca-Cola Is So Addictive

Michael Moss | Posted 04.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Moss

In creating products that will sell consistently, food manufacturers learned to walk a line between the extremes of an exciting first bite or sip and the utterly familiar. More than any other product, Coke had mastered this balancing act.

Taylor Swift: You Are Sweet Enough

Laurie David | Posted 05.24.2013 | Taste
Laurie David

Just two weeks ago, Coca-Cola made a big show of "caring" about our country's obesity epidemic, releasing an ad that declared, "We are concerned, we care and we are all in this together." The next week, they announce their successful seduction of Taylor Swift, signing her up to promote Diet Coke.

The Super Bowl Halftime Show Should Not Be Promoting a Public Health Threat

Kristin Van Busum | Posted 04.03.2013 | Home
Kristin Van Busum

Today's public does not recognize the public health danger associated with sugar-sweetened soda. But with the advance of public awareness, it's possible that images of Beyoncé with the Pepsi logo painted on her lips might be reserved for history books.

How Big Soda Co-Opted the NAACP and Hispanic Federation

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 03.27.2013 | Taste
Nancy Huehnergarth

It seems unconscionable that the NAACP and the Hispanic Federation are supporting Big Soda rather than their constituents' health -- particularly when their communities have been disproportionately impacted by obesity and related chronic disease like diabetes, heart disease, asthma and certain cancers.

Without Real Change, New Coke Ad Bubbles With Hypocrisy

Dr. Harold Goldstein | Posted 03.26.2013 | Taste
Dr. Harold Goldstein

If Coca-Cola is serious about making a genuine contribution to solving the nation's obesity epidemic, here are seven steps that will put substance behind their latest campaign.