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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...

Will Big Soda Learn From Election Day 2014?

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 11.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

Now is the time for the public health community to learn the real lessons from Berkeley.

How Government Can Make It Easier for Americans to Lead Healthier Lives

Laurie David | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics
Laurie David

Something has to give. We have a serious health crisis in America and it's impacting a whole lot more people than the Ebola virus.

Support Soda Taxes: Avoid Premature Aging

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 10.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

I was summoned to the emergency room stat. We tried unsuccessfully for more than 40 minutes to resuscitate the patient. Death by heroin overdose. T...

How To Recreate Soda Shop Classics

Food52 | Posted 10.29.2014 | Taste
Food52

Over at Provisions, we're all about collections of beautiful, useful products to help make the most of good food -- and we don't w...

Here's How McDonald's Cup Sizes Around The World Compare

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.27.2014 | Taste

Not surprisingly, cup sizes in the U.S. have boomed.

Simple Messages Could Convince Kids to Drink Less Sugar

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 10.24.2014 | 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?

Think a Soda Tax Is Regressive? Try Diabetes

Andy Bellatti | Posted 10.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

If the well-being of lower-income Americans is so important to the beverage industry, how about ending the relentless marketing onslaught of sugar-laden and harmful products targeted right at them?

Why I'm Kicking My Diet Coke Can to the Curb

Akhila Satish | Posted 10.15.2014 | Science
Akhila Satish

A study published earlier this month in Nature suggested, controversially, that noncaloric artificial sweeteners could induce glucose intolerance, typified by conditions such as pre-diabetes and diabetes. In other words, the chemicals we developed to cater to a diabetic market may in fact be causing diabetes.

The Soda Tax Wars: Let's Help San Francisco and Berkeley Crush Big Soda

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 10.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Opponents of soda taxes say they don't work. They point to a study from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Actually, that study showed that soda taxes do work. Weak soda taxes of three percent, without any accompanying public health campaign, work weakly. But, they work. They decrease soda consumption.

Our Sodas, Stars and Selves: Where the Buck -- and Calories -- Stop

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 09.29.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Big Soda might have said: "We know you are getting fat and sick, and feel we are implicated; but frankly, we don't give a damn as long as you are foolish enough to keep buying what we sell." Actually, that would have been refreshingly honest.

Soda Pledge States the Obvious: We Will Continue to Drink Less Soda

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 09.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

I don't begrudge the soda executives their photo op with former President Clinton. But if the companies were really serious about reducing Americans' caloric intake from beverages, they would stop reflexively fighting sensible public health measures, such as taxes, warning labels, and limits on sugars in beverages, that would drive down consumption by 75 percent.

Why Are The Girl Scouts Getting Into the Sugar Bomb Beverage Business?

Laurie David | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Laurie David

The controversy over the Girl Scouts using cookie sales to raise funds may be nothing new, but a new arrangement with Nestlé steps way over the line in its willingness to compromise our children's health for the sake of corporate profits.

5 Surprising Facts That Will Finally Convince You To Give Up Soda

David Zinczenko | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
David Zinczenko

Our love affair with soda is slowly changing from infatuation to a love/hate relationship. We know it isn't good for us, we know that diet soda has its own dangers -- but it's hard to put down. Maybe these surprising facts will help you cut the cola cord once and for all.

Soda Giants Vow To Make Big Change

AP | By CANDICE CHOI | Posted 09.24.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Coke, Pepsi and Dr Pepper say they'll work to reduce the calories Americans get from beverages by 20 percent over the next decade by...

Some Gut Microbes Love Diet Soda... and They're Not the Good Guys

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 11.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

This study shows quite nicely that non-caloric sweeteners can alter gut microbes in mice -- a change that has negative metabolic consequences -- and provides preliminary evidence that it can happen in humans too.

Off-Brand Drinks That Taste Better Than The Real Thing

The Daily Meal | Posted 11.18.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Does soda really taste better when it's a "brand"?

Big Soda's Open Letter to San Francisco on the Soda Tax

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 11.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Huehnergarth

Hello San Franciscans, We surely speak for everyone when we say that taxing sugary drinks is a horrible idea -- especially for those of us in the sod...

Are Chicagoans and Downstate Illinoisans Really All That Different?

Reboot Illinois | Posted 11.09.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

The rivalry between Chicago and downstate Illinois gets played up a lot, but what do we have to be competitive about? We're all Illinoisans. Are we really that different?

Berkeley vs. Big Soda

Robert Reich | Posted 11.08.2014 | Politics
Robert Reich

Four years ago the Supreme Court decided corporations were people under the First Amendment, entitled to their own freedom of speech. Since then, Big Soda has poured a fortune into defeating ballot initiatives to tax or regulate sugared drinks.

How to Make Ginger Ale At Home

Food52 | Posted 10.27.2014 | Taste
Food52

There's a certain comfort in a cold glass of ginger ale that I just can't deny.

The High Cost Of Sitting Down With Industry

Andy Bellatti | Posted 10.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

The nutritional fable goes something like this: Rather than criticize industry for its questionable practices, health organizations should "sit at the table" with industry leaders and see what compromises can be reached. This all sounds wonderfully cooperative and democratic, but it also ignores some stark realities.

Federal Excise Tax on Sugar Would Be Sweet

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 10.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

The bill doesn't keep the industry from producing and marketing healthy beverages. In fact, it encourages the production of healthier beverages by basing rates on the amount of sugar in drinks as opposed to taxing by volume regardless of sugar content.

What The Soda Companies Don't Want You To Know

www.upworthy.com | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living

The consequences are heartbreaking and pretty terrifying....

The Ultimate Fourth of July Party Snacks

Spoon University | Posted 08.31.2014 | Taste
Spoon University

We're bringing you just about the easiest recipes ever so you can be the host of a century or the life of your friend's party.