A public-health advocacy group is on a mission to get caramel coloring banned from soda on the grounds that it may cause cancer.
Small scale increases in the cost of soda likely have little impact on childhood obesity, according to a study published in the journal Health Affairs. Soda taxes have been proposed as a means for fighting obesity by several prominent health researchers, and some public health officials have sparked controversy by advocating for steep
Soda fountains may dispense more than Diet Coke and Dr. Pepper, according to new research to be published this month in the International Journal of Food Microbiology. In an analysis of 90 soda and water samples taken from fountains in 30 different fast food restaurants in the Roanoke Valley region of Virginia, researchers from Hollins
When you grab a diet soda instead of the full-sugar version, you might think you’re making the healthy choice — and you are, at least when it comes to your weight. But according to a new study, people who drink diet soda …
Media and public-health researchers argue that social responsibility campaigns launched by the soda industry are dangerously similar to those used by the tobacco industry to counter public health concerns.
Soda is not good for you. The high-calorie, sugary drinks have been linked to obesity and a host of other health problems.
Previous studies have linked drinking diet soda with a higher risk of diabetes, among other health problems. But a large, long-term study bucks the trend, suggesting that diet sodas and other artificially sweetened drinks won’t …
On Thursday the New York City Health Department became the first in the nation to ban the sale of sugared beverages larger than 16 oz. at restaurants, mobile food carts, sports arenas and movie theaters.
For years now, the soda and fast food industry, blamed for rising obesity rates in the U.S., have been battling an image problem. Will promoting healthy lifestyles redeem them?
Supersized debate: opinions flowed over at the public hearing on New York City’s proposed ban on large-sized sodas, on which the Board of Health is set to vote on Sept. 13
Following Bloomberg’s failed ban on big sodas, will a host of initiatives popping up in other cities pass muster?
Nothing like a tall, cool drink in the heat of summer, right? Not if it’s a sugar-sweetened soda, and not if you’re in New York City.