Marketers of sugary drinks still target U.S. children

December 8, 2014

By Anjali Athavaley U.S. children and teens are seeing fewer TV commercials for sugary drinks, but they remain a prime target for marketers through product placement, social media, and other […]

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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 […]

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California lawmaker proposes warning labels for sugary drinks

April 2, 2014

By Sharon Bernstein All sodas and other sugar-sweetened drinks sold in California would be required to carry warning labels for obesity, diabetes, and tooth decay under a bill introduced in […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Soda tax of 20 percent may cut United Kingdom obesity rate by 180,000

December 2, 2013

By Simeon Bennett A 20 percent tax on sugary drinks in the United Kingdom would cut the nation’s obesity rate by 1.3 percent, with the greatest benefit for people under 30, […]

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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 […]

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Too many sugary drinks for kids

August 29, 2013

Most kids love sugary beverages, but parents should be mindful of how much of these beverages their kids are drinking. A recent review of studies found that drinking more sugar-sweetened […]

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Sugary drinks tied to obesity among preschoolers

August 12, 2013

By Genevra Pittman Five-year-olds who drink sugar-sweetened sodas, sports drinks, or juices every day are more likely to be obese than those who have sugar-sweetened beverages less often, according to […]

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