In today s don t believe what you read entry, we have a real doozy. It s all over the news. Girls who drink more sugar sweetened soda have their first period a few months earlier than those who don t.
The New York Times editorial board tried no, they really did to adopt a science-based position on sugary beverages. But, alas, their belief in Big Corporate Conspiracy theories held sway at last. Big Soda cannot win with the Times.
According to an article in the New York Times, the three largest soda companies, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, have agreed to help consumers limit their caloric consumption by modifying their products.
Here's a recap of the latest health news stories: The latest and lamest diet soda study, autism awareness up, not rates, and another false dig at phthalates.
When prescription drug can potentially have dangerous side effects or interactions with other drugs, the FDA will prescribe a so-called black box warning on the label. The point is to alert both prescribers and consumers to the possibility of negative effects on health. Now, a California lawmaker wants to extend such warnings to, would you believe it, sugary drinks.
In the Really Good Timing department, our story on January 21st reported that Johnson and Johnson was removing traces of the formaldehyde preservative from its baby shampoo for absolutely no scientific or health-based reason. At that time, ACSH s Dr. Josh Bloom noted, In the end it doesn t really matter, because chemical Y will eventually be replaced by chemical Z, and the scientific extortion process will start again. Almost as if on cue, chemical Z hit the news today. The Chemical Z du jour is called 4-methylimidazole (4-MeI), and is part of the caramel coloring that give sodas (especially colas) their color.
Not only are regular soft drinks (those sweetened by sugar) blamed for overeating and obesity, some studies have also pointed the finger at artificial sweeteners. But a new study, published in the journal Diabetes Care undermines such conclusions.
In case you re wondering, superstar athletes like LeBron James and Peyton Manning don t seem to be in the know about the nutritional value of the foods they re promoting.
Sugary beverages (sodas, sports drinks, fruit drinks) have been targets of nutritional do-gooders for years.
Soda is being attacked again, this time by doctors from Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City and University Hospitals Case Medical Centers in Cleveland, Ohio. According to a study done by Yale University in 2011, each American consumes an average of 45 gallons of sugar-sweetened beverages each year. And over 69 percent of adults are considered overweight or obese.