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Sugary drinks linked to 180,000 deaths a year, study says

July 1, 2015 by


By Robert Gebelhoff Scientists are asking people across the globe to lay off sugary drinks, linking the consumption to an estimated 184,000 adult deaths each year, including more than 25,000 Americans. Overall, that means one in every 100 deaths from obesity-related diseases is caused by sugary beverages, according to a study published Monday in the journal Circulation. The study, […]

Dairy Queen nixes sugary drinks on kids’ menu

May 15, 2015 by


Dairy Queen is removing sugary drinks from its children’s menu, bowing to a request from health advocates. The ice-cream and fast-food chain will remove soft drinks, including the neon colored Arctic Rush frozen beverage, from its kids’ menu and replace them with healthier options such as bottled water and milk. The move was announced by […]

Mars Endorses Limitation on Added Sugars, Supports US Government Labeling Recommendation

May 11, 2015 by


Mars, Incorporated sells delicious brands that bring joy to people all over the world. The chocolate and confectionery treats that we make contain sugar, an ingredient that contributes essential sweetness to the taste, but should be consumed in moderation as part of a balanced diet and active lifestyle. The world’s leading health authorities—including the World […]

Your Sugar Might Be Made With Animal Bones. Sorry, Vegans.

January 9, 2015 by


By Kate Bratskeirfor for the Huffington Post Marshmallows, beer and even some orange juices are not considered vegan foods. And, depending on one’s definition of “vegan,” neither are some sugars. Refined sugar — the kind that’s added to coffee, cookie dough and cake batter — is made from either sugarcane or sugar beets. The two […]

Your Afternoon Soda Could Be Making You Age Faster

October 23, 2014 by


by  Christina Heiser If the threat of heart disease, diabetes, or obesity wasn’t enough to make you put down your afternoon cola, this might: A new study published in the American Journal of Public Health reports that drinking one sugary soda a day may speed up the rate at which your body ages. Researchers at […]