Soft drink consumption may increase risk of pancreatic cancer
Consuming two or more soft drinks per week increased the risk of developing pancreatic cancer by nearly twofold compared to individuals who did not consume soft drinks, according to a report in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & ...
Got a decision to make? Get some sugar in your system: study
If you're about to try to negotiate a pay rise, it might be a good idea to have a sugary drink beforehand, according to a study published this week in Psychological Science.
Addictive effects of caffeine on kids being studied by UB neurobiologist
Caffeine is a stimulant drug, although legal, and adults use it widely to perk themselves up: Being "addicted" to caffeine is considered perfectly normal.
FDA questions safety of alcoholic energy drinks
(AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration is challenging makers of alcohol-infused energy drinks to prove their beverages are safe, citing complaints that the products can cause risky behavior and injury.
Current Soda Taxes Not High Enough to Curb Obesity, Study Finds
(PhysOrg.com) -- Current state taxes and levies on soft drinks are slowing consumption and resulting in slimmer waistlines, but the effect is generally small in magnitude, newly published research by the Yale ...
Fruit juices contain more vitamin C than their labels indicate
A team of pharmacists from the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC) has established that the levels of vitamin C in many fruit juices and soft drinks are far higher than those indicated on their labels ...
Fight obesity? Add sales tax to soda tab
Presenting a united front in the war on obesity, diabetes and other nutrition-related disorders, seven of America’s leading public health and economics experts are urging passage of taxes on sugar-sweetened ...
Current national primary care policies for childhood obesity need to be improved
Current primary care policies aimed at reducing obesity and increasing physical activity in children do not work and are very costly to run, according to research published on BMJ.com today.
Heat forms potentially harmful substance in high-fructose corn syrup
Researchers have established the conditions that foster formation of potentially dangerous levels of a toxic substance in the high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) often fed to honey bees. Their study, which appears ...
Heart group: Cut back - way back - on extra sugar
(AP) -- A spoonful of sugar? Americans are swallowing 22 teaspoons of sugar each day, and it's time to cut way back, the American Heart Association says.
Expected Calorie Content Influences Consumers' Reactions to Menu-Board Nutrition Information
A new study by marketing researchers at the University of Arkansas indicates that many consumers have a poor understanding of the calorie, fat and sodium content of quick-service restaurant meals. This finding is especially ...
'Guerrilla drive-ins' turn nostalgia on its head
(AP) -- Think the only way to see a big-screen movie is while slurping a 64-oz. soft drink, eating a $5 candy bar and shushing the wannabe film critic behind you? That's not the case anymore, thanks to people ...
Tax health care to pay for health care?
(AP) -- Most people with job-based health insurance don't think of their benefits as a form of income. But Uncle Sam might just change that.
Researcher finds reason for weight gain
Liwei Chen, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Public Health, is the lead author of a research paper showing that weight gain and obesity are more linked to ...