Thanks to Chicago Tribune columnist Julie Deardorff for drawing attention in Sunday’s paper (March 9, 2008) to the dangers of diet soda and offering some valuable tips to people on how to kick the beverage. Her much-needed column, “Stop! Don’t Reach for that Diet Soda,” also included some quotes and remarks from me. Bear in […]
Note from Connie: A fascinating study comes from the U.K. that draws a connection between salt intake and sugar intake. Jennifer Moore brings you details. If young kids and adolescents cut their salt intake, they’d also lower the amount of sugar-sweetened sodas they drink, a team of researchers based at St. George’s, University of London […]
Note from Connie: On and on it goes. It seems like every week or two, we learn about another study, which suggests that sugar can be linked to one disease or ailment after another. Jennifer Moore gives you the scoop about the arthritis connection. Researchers from a number of distinguished renowned institutions announced in the […]
The most ill-conceived, jaw-droppingly bad deal with McDonald’s restaurants in Seminole County — Happy Meals reward for elementary school kids.
Find out how the average American’s calorie intake has doubled in just 2 decades – a lot of which comes from beverage consumption.
Note from Connie: Now this is absolutely fascinating news. Wow! Check out this revolutionary proposal to squash the marketing of soda and other sugary drinks. Jennifer Moore gives you the details. Alarmed by the worldwide increase in childhood obesity, the Center for Science in the Public Interest and the International Association of Consumer Food Organizations […]
As we all know, the United States isn’t the only country that needs to go on a diet. People in countries around the planet are getting fatter and at a mind-boggling speed, and, sure enough, the reasons appear to be the same worldwide, the Chicago Tribune pointed out. The culprits? Diets rich in sweeteners and […]
Note from Connie: It seems like every couple of months (at least) we keep learning about more alarming news and new research studies relating to the potential dangers of the ubiquitous sweetener high fructose corn syrup. Now Jennifer Moore updates us about a study from Rutgers University. Rutgers University food scientist Chi-Tang Ho, Ph.D. took […]
Note from Connie: Americans are continuing to grow fatter, but of course, that’s no surprise to you. But now we have some frightening conclusions in the fourth annual F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies are Failing in America, 2007 report from the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH). Indeed, this exhaustive study shows that Americans […]
What is our SUGAR SHOCK! nation coming to? A couple of times recently, a TV piece (which I saw while en route in a New York City taxicab) spotlighted this horrifying, artery-clogging, inflammation-triggering concoction that is actually landing in the bellies of some Americans at health fairs around the country. Goodness grief: These fans of […]