On April 21, the American Diabetes Association announced that it was receiving a multi-million dollar three-year gift from large soft drink producer Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverages to fight obesity and diabetes in America. Then, nearly a month later, the ADA’s top medical official told a reporter that sugar consumption has nothing to do with diabetes. […]
When I learned that Connecticut Gov. M. Jodi Rell vetoed a bill that would have banned most soft drinks and junk food from Connecticut schools and add 20 minutes of exercise outside school, I was simply appalled. It seems to me that her excuses just aren’t convincing. Rell, a Republican, allegedly rejected Act Concerning School […]
Americans think that drinking diet sodas helps them lose weight, right? Well, a new study examining eight years of data on 1,550 Americans found that the diet soda drinkers gained weight rather than lost it. The findings took the researchers by surprise, especially the fact that the risk of later becoming overweight or obese increased […]
Type 1 diabetics who keep their blood sugar levels close to normal can cut their risk of cardiovascular disease by about 50 percent and their risk of heart attack and stroke by 57 percent, a new study finds. And these results are much better than those achieved by cholesterol or blood pressure drugs, researchers reported […]
Every so often, one of the mentees in my free online KickSugar group draws my attention to a particularly humorous episode of “The Simpsons” which tackles the obesity epidemic with particular brilliance. Despite the sadness of our situation of fast-growing girth, you can’t help but laugh (or at least chuckle heartily) at some of the […]
You can’t help but see a profusion of new ads and marketing ploys to get us to buy cereals that purportedly contain less sugar. Well, a San Diego mother of two daughters felt so deceived by the new “low sugar” claims on popular kids’ breakfast cereals that she’s taking legal action. Homemaker Jennifer Hardee is […]
Six major brands of sweetened cereals that were promoted as reduced sugar cereals are found by experts to have no significant nutritional advantage.
Well, I’ll be darned. A Canadian study shows that there just might be partial credence to the popular phrase, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Indeed, researchers at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada examined levels of antioxidants in eight varieties of the crunchy fruit and found that the popular Red Delicious apple — the […]
Welcome friends, acquaintances, and you hordes of information-hungry readers out there. Thanks for popping by to witness the debut of my new SUGAR SHOCK! Blog. Ever the eternal optimist, I have high hopes for this blog. Why yet another blog? Well, this is a different kind of blog. It’s designed to give you lots of […]
If you’ve been a caregiver (or still are one) or if you’ve a devoted family member to a dying, loved one, this fascinating piece from Judith Graham of The New York Times will give you valuable perspective and insights.