NCCOR hosts May 19 seminar to explore ‘Bridging the Food Industry-Public Health Divide’

April 13, 2015

Please join us on Tuesday, May 19 at 12:30 pm for the seminar “Tackling the Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Conundrum: New Ways to Bridge the Food Industry-Public Health Divide.” This seminar is the second in a five-part series on “Bridging the Food Industry-Public Health Divide: A Guide to More Effective Engagement and Policies.” Hank Cardello, Senior Fellow and […]

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You eat twice as much sugar as you should

July 15, 2014

By Abby Abrams Bad news for your sweet tooth: People’s average consumption of sugar should be cut in half, a British government advisory group has recommended. A draft report by the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition said that in order to curb obesity, people should reduce their sugar intake so that it only accounts for […]

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Research concludes sugar-sweetened beverages contribute to the U.S. obesity epidemic, particularly among children

June 13, 2014

In response to the ongoing policy discussions on the role of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) on weight and health, The Obesity Society (TOS) concludes that sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) contribute to the United States’ obesity epidemic, particularly among children. Based on an in-depth analysis of the current research, TOS’s position statement unveiled April 23 provides several recommendations […]

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Heavier dieters using diet drinks should look at food too, study says

February 24, 2014

By Mary MacVean Overweight and obese adults who use diet drinks to help them lose weight need to take another look at the food they eat, according to researchers who reported Jan. 16 that those people ate more food calories than overweight people who drank sugar-sweetened beverages. The scientists writing in the American Journal of Public Health […]

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Study: Most people don’t know how not how many calories are in soda

February 3, 2014

Even though it’s widely known that soda can contribute to weight gain, the majority of adults don’t actually know how many calories are in a bottle of soda, a new study reveals. The research, published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and based on data from 3,926 adults, shows that eight […]

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Are sugary drinks fattening? Depends who you ask

January 31, 2014

By Nicholas Bakalar Are there good scientific studies that show that drinking sugar-sweetened soda increases the risk for obesity? The answer may vary depending on who is paying for the study. Researchers examined 17 large reviews of the subject (one review assessed results for adults and children separately, so there were 18 sets of study […]

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Study: As cost of sugary drinks go up, sales go down

January 10, 2014

By Nanci Hellmich People bought fewer sugary drinks when the price was higher than no-calorie or low-cal drinks. Raising the cost of high-calorie beverages by a few cents — and highlighting calorie content in places where they are sold — decreases sales, a new study shows. This research comes after much discussion in recent years […]

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Rudd Center webinar explores how to use strategic science to influence public policy

December 31, 2013

The Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity recently held a webinar demonstrating how to use strategic science to affect policy outcomes that promote healthy behaviors. The webinar, “Case studies in strategic science to inform public policy,” outlines the steps to effectively conduct research and disseminate findings to enact change. The webinar also showcases three […]

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Report: California teens drinking more sugary drinks

November 8, 2013

Although younger children in California are drinking less soda and other sugary beverages, teens in the state are actually drinking more, according to a report released Oct. 17. The research from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the California Center for Public Health Advocacy (CCPHA) involved more than 40,000 households and revealed an […]

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Mexico, with world’s top obesity rate, raises prices on soft drinks to fight it

October 9, 2013

By Patricia Rey Mallén It is a well-known fact that the United States is the country in the world with the largest obesity rate. But it isn’t anymore. A report by the United Nations revealed that the United States came in second to its southern neighbor, Mexico. The new data, published in July 2013, shows that 32.8 percent […]

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