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Pepsi Pressured To Fight Big Sugar’s ‘Land Grab’

Pepsi Pressured To Fight Big Sugar’s ‘Land Grab’

| November 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

The anti-poverty group Oxfam is asking Pepsi’s shareholders to approve a resolution that, if passed, would force the company to disclose its sugar suppliers and investigate whether those suppliers are implicated in “land grabs” that unfairly take land from the poor.

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Can You Be Addicted To Carbs? Scientists Are Checking That Out

Can You Be Addicted To Carbs? Scientists Are Checking That Out

| June 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Researchers are trying to figure out if it really is possible to be addicted to food. A study of brain activity finds there’s more going on in areas linked to reward and addiction after people drink a shake with lots of refined carbohydrates. But it’s not clear how that factors into overeating.

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Hot Dogs, Bacon And Red Meat Tied To Increased Diabetes Risk

Hot Dogs, Bacon And Red Meat Tied To Increased Diabetes Risk

| June 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

A fresh study looks at what happens after people change their meat-eating habits. Those who upped their intake — about 3.5 servings more per week — saw their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes during four years of follow-up increase by almost 50 percent.

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Can A Piece Of Hair Reveal How Much Coke Or Pepsi You Drink?

Can A Piece Of Hair Reveal How Much Coke Or Pepsi You Drink?

| May 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

People are notorious for under-reporting what they consume — they lie, forget or just guess wrong. For researchers who want to know how much soda we’re drinking, a high-tech analysis technique could help.

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ADHD In Childhood May Feed Obesity In Adults

ADHD In Childhood May Feed Obesity In Adults

| May 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

People diagnosed with ADHD as children may be more apt to be obese in adulthood, scientists say. Differences in brain biology or the impulsiveness typical of ADHD may contribute to lasting, bad eating habits.

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Farm Bill’s Sugar Subsidy More Taxing Than Sweet, Critics Say

Farm Bill’s Sugar Subsidy More Taxing Than Sweet, Critics Say

| March 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

A government sugar subsidy program is often criticized for keeping sugar prices too high. But now prices are falling and the government may buy 400,000 tons of sugar to help struggling sugar processors. Critics say the government’s involvement in the sugar business should end.

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SF Woman’s Ice Cream Obsession Inspires Upcoming Book

SF Woman’s Ice Cream Obsession Inspires Upcoming Book

| March 13, 2013 | 1 Comment

“The Ice Cream Travel Guide” will chart the world’s top ice cream destinations.

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Sugar’s Role In Rise Of Diabetes Gets Clearer

Sugar’s Role In Rise Of Diabetes Gets Clearer

| March 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Robert Lustig, a physician and anti-sugar crusader, found in a new study that countries where people have easy access to sugar are more likely to see a rise in diabetes. But skeptics say that sugar’s not the only culprit.

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Diet And Acne: For A Clearer Complexion, Cut The Empty Carbs

Diet And Acne: For A Clearer Complexion, Cut The Empty Carbs

| February 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Eating foods that cause your blood sugar to rise – like bagels, candy bars and juice – may be tied to acne flare-ups. How? Those blood sugar spikes can also increase hormones that stimulate oil production, researchers say.

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Four Foods to Avoid that Promote Inflammation and Can Cause Disease

Four Foods to Avoid that Promote Inflammation and Can Cause Disease

| February 20, 2013 | 1 Comment

Can diet really affect my risk of developing cancer, heart disease and arthritis? What are the most important foods to avoid? Dr. Dara Thompson, N.D. answers these questions and more.

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Mixing Alcohol With Diet Soda May Make You Drunker

Mixing Alcohol With Diet Soda May Make You Drunker

| February 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Turns out, the sugar in regular soda helps slow down your body’s absorption of the alcohol in cocktails. So switching to diet in your rum and cola will save you calories but may leave you spinning.

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Vigor, Brain Power And Other Health Claims From Coke’s Advertising Past

Vigor, Brain Power And Other Health Claims From Coke’s Advertising Past

| January 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

The current debate over the truthiness of Coca-Cola’s new anti-obesity message reminded us that, more than a century ago, the company actually branded itself a maker of “medicinal tonic.” Let’s take a trip through Coke’s early advertising history.

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KQED’s Forum: Dr. Robert Lustig’s War on Sugar

KQED’s Forum: Dr. Robert Lustig’s War on Sugar

| January 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Dr. Robert Lustig is waging a war on sugar. He calls sugar the culprit behind obesity, and wants the government to regulate sugar the way it does alcohol. But his ideas have stirred up controversy among his medical colleagues who say he has insufficient evidence linking sugar to obesity. Dr. Lustig joins KQED’s Forum to talk about his new book, “Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease.”

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5 Essential Foods that Reduce Inflammation and Optimize Health

5 Essential Foods that Reduce Inflammation and Optimize Health

| January 28, 2013 | 2 Comments

Let food be your medicine. Chronic inflammation is linked to pain, disease and premature aging. But these five simple foods can help reduce your risk with each bite.

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