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Sugary Beverages

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.

Sugar Kills! How Do We Decrease Consumption?

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 03.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Our advice could be simple: "Eat real food. If they advertise it, don't buy it." The explanation simple as well: They advertise food and beverages because they want you to eat and drink products that are unhealthy."

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.

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 ...

What's the Future of Soda?

Gregg S. Lipman | Posted 08.05.2013 | Business
Gregg S. Lipman

There's an opportunity for you, challenger brand, to take advantage of the backlash against soda and create a little niche for yourself. Innovate around where the audience is, from Gen Y- and Z-ers to helicopter parents who couldn't imagine anything as toxic as soda touching their children's lips.

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.

A Misguided Mandate: Is Banning Sugary Beverages the Answer to the Obesity Epidemic?

Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D. | Posted 10.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D.

I applaud Mayor Bloomberg's dedication and willingness to take a stand against opponents to the ban and all the name calling criticism he has received. At the same time, banning supersize soda alone misses the point.

Please, Don't Diss the Water

Larry_Cohen | Posted 11.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Larry_Cohen

We all deserve water and the more we drink it, the better. It's time to teach our children and ourselves that when it comes to quenching thirst and hydrating the body, nothing beats good old H2O.

The Masterminds Behind the Phony Anti-Soda Tax Coalitions

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 09.02.2012 | Food
Nancy Huehnergarth

Last week, a so-called "grassroots" coalition, New Yorkers for Beverage Choices, emerged to oppose the mayor's measure. But an investigation by the Republic Report found that the coalition is entirely the creation of the American Beverage Association.

11 Drinks With More Calories Than A Can Of Coke

Posted 06.10.2013 | Healthy Living

The commentary over New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed ban of large sugary beverages in restaurants is still largely divided. Some say c...

Senator Wants Government To Decide If Soda Makes People Fat

Posted 06.08.2012 | Food

Does soda seriously, truly, without a doubt make people fat? Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) hopes to settle the question once and for all. On Thur...

Can A Higher Soda Tax Prevent Obesity.. In Minorities?

Posted 01.12.2012 | Latino Voices

A nationwide tax could do wonders for your waistline and wallet. Increasing the tax on sugary drinks by just a penny-per-ounce tax on sugar-sweete...

Flattening the Fizz on Kids, Excess Sugary Sodas

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 01.28.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Being overweight in childhood has become epidemic, and now is the most common medical condition of children. As New York City's anti-soda campaign asks, are kids "Pouring on the Pounds?"

Sugary Beverages and Their Bitter Effects

Eric Ding, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Eric Ding, Ph.D.

I'm often asked the question, "What is the single most harmful food in our diet today?" The evidence is mounting that it is the excess consumption of sugary beverages in our diet.