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Soda Obesity

What Burgers Might Have To Do With African American Women's Obesity Risk

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

African-American women whose menu item of choice when eating out is a burger are more likely to become obese, according to a new study. Researcher...

Aaron Sankin

Another State Explores The Soda Tax

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 04.26.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- In an effort to shrink the waistlines of California citizens, Golden State lawmakers are considering a penny-per-ounce tax on all sug...

Soda Wars Might Be Crossing A Line

VOXXI | Tony Castro | Posted 03.30.2013 | Latino Voices

Are Latino kids being unfairly targeted as study subjects for obesity in youth and the relationship to drinking a lot of sodas? There is now a grow...

Rachel Tepper

Will The New 'Stevia' Sprite Really Be Healthier?

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Tepper | Posted 03.14.2013 | Healthy Living

Last week's announcement that Coca-Cola would tweak its U.K. Sprite recipe to include stevia as an ingredient comes amid growing concern that sugary s...

Katy Hall

This Is Embarrassing For Americans

HuffingtonPost.com | Katy Hall | Posted 04.03.2013 | Healthy Living

New York City's ban on giant sodas was struck down by a judge this week, but Mayor Michael Bloomberg vowed to appeal the ruling. Bloomberg, who pionee...

Soda Ban Dismissed: What Does It Mean For Public Health?

The Huffington Post | Meredith Melnick | Posted 03.12.2013 | Healthy Living

If all had gone according to NYC Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's plan, today would have been the first day without super-sized beverages in New York City...

Poll Reveals Californians' Stance On Potential Soda Tax

Ventura County Star | Tom Kisken | Posted 05.07.2013 | Los Angeles

A soda tax? Michael Staitman mulled it over as he stood in a fizzy mecca, gazing at coolers stacked with Dad's, Dr. Brown's and something orange-lemon...

Fact Check: Coca-Cola's New Anti-Obesity Ad

Posted 01.17.2013 | Healthy Living

Coca-Cola's first "Coming Together" advertisement -- aimed at addressing the company's role in obesity in America -- was released this week. And with ...

Obesity Epidemic: What the NYC Soda Ban Is and Isn't

Rajiv Narayan | Posted 03.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Rajiv Narayan

Policies that gain controversy in their engagement with obesity are helpful for making a very public (yet uncomfortably avoided) issue further visible. It's hard to talk about obesity, private or public. Policies like the soda rule can be vehicles for those discussions to take place.

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.

American Cancer Society Requests Research on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

Mache Seibel, MD | Posted 09.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Mache Seibel, MD

The American Cancer Society (ACS) believes that the health risks of drinking soda should be viewed by U.S. health officials in the same way that they viewed the health risks of using tobacco in the 1960s.

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...