Posts Tagged "soda"

Chuck the sodas if you want kids to sleep

Posted on Apr 10, 2018 in Health & Wellness, Uncategorized

Study: The more caffeine kids consume daily means the less sleep they’ll get Three out of four kids drink caffeine every day, and the more they drink, the less sleep they’re likely to get, according to a new study. The results showed children ages 5 to 7 drank an average of 52 milligrams of caffeine a day, equivalent to the amount in a can of caffeinated soda. And kids of this age slept an average of 9.46 hours a night, longer than what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends. However, kids ages 8 to 12 took in twice as much caffeine — an average of 109...

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Soda May Age You as Much as Smoking, Study Says

Posted on Nov 17, 2014 in Chronic Disease, Medical Rewind

The link between soda and telomere length Nobody would mistake sugary soda for a health food, but a new study published in the American Journal of Public Health just found that a daily soda habit can age your immune cells almost two years. Senior study author Elissa Epel, PhD, professor of psychiatry at University of California San Francisco, wanted to look at the mechanisms behind soda’s storied link to conditions like diabetes, heart attack, obesity, and even higher rates of death. She studied telomeres, the caps at the end of chromosomes in every cell in our body, from white blood cells....

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7 Ways Soda Poisons Your Brain & Body

Posted on Sep 10, 2014 in Health Optimization, News

Researchers from the University of Southern California (USC) presented findings at the 2014 Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior (SSIB) Annual Meeting that showed “daily consumption of beverages sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup or sucrose can impair the ability to learn and remember information, particularly when consumption occurs during adolescence.” Scott Kanoski, lead author of the study explained : “It’s no secret that refined carbohydrates, particularly when consumed in soft drinks and other beverages, can lead to metabolic disturbances. However, our findings reveal that...

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Sugary Drinks Make You Crave More Calories, Study Shows

Posted on Sep 21, 2011 in Health Optimization

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, and just two sugary drinks can have the opposite effect. According to the Guardian, UK researchers are suggesting that two sugary drinks a day can dull your taste buds, which leads to a “dulled sensitivity to sweet tastes.” This, in turn, can cause people to seek out high-calorie, sweet snacks. “As the sweet ‘treat’ becomes less rewarding, so people tend to look for more sweet food to drink, and a vicious circle of eating sweet and calorie-laden food is established,” a press release describing the study explained....

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New York Asks to Bar Use of Food Stamps to Buy Sodas

Posted on Oct 16, 2010 in Uncategorized

By ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS Published: October 6, 2010 Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg sought federal permission on Wednesday to bar New York City’s 1.7 million recipients of food stamps from using them to buy soda or other sugared drinks. The request, made to the United States Department of Agriculture, which finances and sets the rules for the food-stamp program, is part of an aggressive anti-obesity push by the mayor that has also included advertisements, stricter rules on food sold in schools and an unsuccessful attempt to have the state impose a tax on the sugared drinks. Public health experts...

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