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Financial Conflicts of Interest, Food Industry Funding, and Evidence on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages and Weight Gain

The longstanding influence of food industry funding on nutrition research, researchers, and professional societies threatens the credibility of nutrition science. So much research is sponsored by industry that health professionals and the public may lose confidence in basic dietary advice. 203 more words


Coca-Cola's century old strategy to influence perceptions and policy

Coca-Cola is a marketing machine.

It’s in the company’s DNA. Go back to its roots in the¬†1880’s and 1890’s when the company’s pharmacist founders were¬†asking the question: how can we get people to buy a product whose main ingredient is one of Earth’s most abundant elements – water? 772 more words

Drink Smarter: Beverages 101

That one soda you drink everyday and that extra latte each afternoon adds up. Sugary beverages are one of the biggest reasons people have trouble losing weight, keeping the weight off or simply living a healthier lifestyle. 357 more words


Sugar-sweetened beverages dominant source of free sugar for young children

Among young British children, 40% of daily free sugar intake comes from sugar-sweetened beverages, including fruit juices and smoothies, according to study findings presented at the European Obesity Summit in Gothenburg, Sweden. 379 more words


Another study highlights the link between sugar sweetened beverages and health problems.

Research released by the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden has once again correlated the health risks associated with consuming sugar sweetened beverages. 1,265 more words


Is a sugar tax the answer?

There is a lot of talk at the moment about taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs). Mexico has successfully introduced this and most recently the UK has announced they will be doing it too. 432 more words


Now, isn't that sweet?

When I opened one of my social media pages today, I saw a message from a friend of mine which was urging people to not believe everything they read, particularly when it comes to issues like safety and health. 952 more words