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Sugary Drinks May Increase Stroke Risk

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 04.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

A new study from researchers at the prestigious Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden looked at whether sugary drinks increase the risk of a stro...

Big Soda Misinforms California's Senators

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 04.11.2014 | 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 ...

Teena Is Half Her Size!

Posted 04.07.2014 | Healthy Living

Got a success story of your own? Send it to us at success.stories@huffingtonpost.com and you could be featured in our I Lost Weight series! Name: T...

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

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 04.02.2014 | Food
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.

The Strangest Mountain Dew Flavors Ever Made

The Daily Meal | Posted 04.02.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

At some point or another in your life, you've done the 'Dew.

6 Hilarious Food And Drink Product Fails

The Daily Meal | Posted 03.31.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

While the brand extensions we'll be taking a look at today might have made sense to some exhausted brand development executive somewhere, they certainly weren't hits with the general public.

UW-Madison Study Actually Shows That Soda Taxes Do Work!

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 03.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

How in the world this story got spun into evidence against soda taxes is beyond me.

5 Untrue Snapple Facts

The Daily Meal | Posted 03.27.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

It's unsurprising that a few "Real Facts" might not be completely, 100 percent accurate.

Is Diet Soda Healthy Or Harmful?

BuiltLean | Posted 03.27.2014 | Healthy Living
BuiltLean

Starting to drink diet soda is a common behavior for those who have begun gaining weight as a way to counteract it, but if the lifestyle that caused the gain in the first place is not addressed, the diet soda will be of little help.

21 Food Times You Knew You Were A Teenager

The Huffington Post | Taste Editors | Posted 03.27.2014 | Taste

If you could eat like a teenager again, would you?

Tax a Cola, Save the Planet

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 03.26.2014 | Green
Jeff Ritterman, MD

A simple policy change like the Soda Tax can help us waste less water, lower our GHG production, and lessen the pollution of our air, water and soil. It's a win-win-win: a win for the environment, a win for our children, and a win for our communities.

5 Famous Coca-Cola Myths That You've Probably Heard

The Daily Meal | Posted 03.26.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Have you heard that Coca-Cola spelled backwards is actually a secret anti-Muslim message written in Arabic?

The Easiest Two-ingredient Drinks You'll Ever Make

Spoon University | Posted 03.19.2014 | Taste
Spoon University

These are the kind of drinks you'll want to (and actually can) sip on all night.

Thinking About Cutting Back on Soda? Try Monday

Diana K. Rice | Posted 03.16.2014 | 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 03.14.2014 | 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?

Anti-Flat-Belly Foods

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 03.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Can the type of food we eat cause fat to accumulate preferentially in the belly? Do diet choices affect how much muscle we build? It's an important matter, because belly fat isn't just an esthetic issue.

Added Sugar Replaces Fat as Ingredient to Watch For

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 03.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Michelle Obama unveiled a series of proposed changes to the food label last Thursday. These changes, she said, will help consumers make better, more informed decisions.

Big Soda's Front Group Arrives Early in San Francisco

Michele Simon | Posted 03.05.2014 | Food
Michele Simon

Lawmakers in San Francisco introduced a bill that would tax sugary beverages at two cents per ounce. The estimated $31 million in annual revenue would go to local health programs. It didn't take long for Big Soda to respond in the way it knows best: by setting up a front group.

Diet Coke Actually Trying To Act Like This Isn't A Cocaine Joke

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 03.04.2014 | Business

Up until 1903, Coca-Cola wasn't just a sugary, addictive beverage that's terrible for you. It had actual cocaine in it. Fast forward to 2014, and...

What Coca Cola Doesn't Want You To Know

www.upworthy.com | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

This beautifully produced video explains how that’s particularly true for people of color — and their kids. ...

Huge Change At PepsiCo?

AP | Posted 02.20.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Activist investor Nelson Peltz is ramping up the pressure on PepsiCo, reaffirming his call for the company to separate its global dr...

Can a Hat Trick Reverse Obesity?

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 02.20.2014 | 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 Decline Of Soda In 1 Chart

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 02.18.2014 | Business

Americans are so over soda. And while that may be good for the their expanding waistlines, it’s bad news for the companies that make the sugary drin...

Bad News For Coca Cola

AP | By CANDICE CHOI | Posted 02.18.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Coca-Cola's fourth-quarter profit fell as the world's biggest beverage maker once again sold less soda in North America. ...

Choices, Cheese and Sherpas -- Or -- The Role of Personal Responsibility in Health and Weight Control

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.26.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

There is a point at which invoking personal responsibility to deal with a contrived array of obstacles is both benighted and callous. Yes, everyone should try to eat well -- but they should not have to overcome the ingenious manipulations of highly paid mercenaries conspiring against them to make it so.