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Soda Health

Scientists Find Another Reason To Avoid Sugary Sodas

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 10.21.2014 | Science

Soft drinks have been linked to a number of health problems, including diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. And now a new study suggests that drinkin...

How Smart Are School Snacks? A Closer Look at New USDA Rules

Michele Simon | Posted 10.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Michele Simon

"Are these guidelines better? In some ways, yes. However, they still fall prey to nutritionism by utilizing numbers on the Nutrition Facts label rather than ingredient quality."

Courtney Lost 107 Pounds: 'I Am Really Living Life'

Posted 04.05.2013 | Healthy Living

Got a success story of your own? Send it to us at success.stories@huffingtonpost.com and you could be featured on the site! Name: Courtney Dyer Ag...

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...

BVO and the Right Dose of Worry

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.03.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

BVO is much in the news of late. This is the ingredient a teenage girl noticed in her Gatorade, prompting her to find out what it was. Her investigation revealed potential health risks associated with BVO, and she started an online petition to get this ingredient out of her sports drink.

The Sweet Monster in the Supersized Cup

Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D. | Posted 04.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D.

Sugar -- especially in soft drinks -- should be placed in the same category as alcoholic beverages and cigarettes. I can hear the moans from Coca-Cola and Pepsi, but it is a fact that reducing the amount of sugar in sweetened drinks can make a huge difference.

Wine Is Healthier Than Coke

Stanton Peele | Posted 03.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

We confront an era when we have to eliminate the ubiquity of sugary drinks -- including even fruit juice. And, then, what will we drink? Bittman makes clear that it should be water. That's one possibility.

5 Reasons New York's Soda Ban Will Fail

David Gratzer | Posted 11.13.2012 | New York
David Gratzer

If we want to reverse the obesity epidemic -- as we must -- then the policies we choose must be more nuanced and more positive. Copying the heavy-handed war on tobacco, as Mayor Bloomberg is doing with his war on soda, will fail.

Put Your Soda Guns Away -- Rethink the Soft Drink Business

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 09.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

If nothing else, such a ban forces the consumer to stand up to get a refill, which may allow time for the individual to exercise some self-control as well as actually get a moment or two of physical exercise.

Weighing in on Sugary Beverages and Obesity

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 06.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

Significantly reducing sugar-sweetened beverage consumption is a key component in solving America's obesity crisis.

Just How Bad Is Soda For Your Health?

Posted 03.14.2012 | Healthy Living

It seems like a new study linking soda consumption to poor health makes headlines each week. And whether you're choosing the full-sugar or diet variet...

Joe Satran

Soda Taxes Might Save 2,600 Lives A Year

HuffingtonPost.com | Joe Satran | Posted 01.16.2012 | Home

People get emotional when you bring up the idea of a soda tax. Proponents of the tax are quick to compare it to excise taxes on cigarettes. They argue...

Sugary Drinks Dull Tastebuds, Increase Cravings

The Huf | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.09.2011 | Healthy Living

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, and just two sugary drinks can have the opposite effect. According to the Guardian, UK researchers are sugges...

Big Soda Deserves Taxes, Not Subsidies

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

Huge amounts of SNAP dollars are used to purchase carbonated soft drinks. Already among the least expensive foods in the market, these drinks are nutritionally worthless and promote obesity.