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Soft drinks with caramel coloring could contain carcinogenic substance

2/1/2014 - A study from Consumer Reports has revealed that the caramel coloring substance used to give many soft drinks its brown color could contain a harmful carcinogenic chemical called 4-methylimidazole, or 4-MEI. 4-MEI is a by-product in the making of caramel coloring, although it is not in all caramel...

Surprise, surprise: Soft drinks cause behavioral problems in young children, research proves

9/1/2013 - It is safe to say that the link between soda consumption and health conditions like diabetes and weight gain has been clearly established by a plethora of scientific research published in recent years. But what has not necessarily been fully recognized or understood is how consuming soft drinks affects...

Coca-Cola pushing soft drinks for breakfast in bid to boost sales

7/13/2013 - Forget about tea, coffee and smoothies in the morning -- just down a few cans of soda pop before starting your day and you should be good to go. This is the latest marketing advice to emerge from junk beverage giant Coca-Cola, which is currently trying to boost sales of its sugar- and aspartame-laden...

Common ingredient in soft drinks causes damage to brain function

5/17/2012 - The use of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) has been long associated with fatty liver disease, diabetes and increases in obesity, but a new study has investigated its effects on the brain. HFCS is an inexpensive ingredient added to fast food and fizzy drinks and is 6 times sweeter than sugar obtained...

Sugary soft drinks linked to pancreatic cancer

2/9/2010 - A 14-year study of 60,000 people in Singapore found that those who consume two or more sweetened soft drinks per week have an 87 percent higher risk of pancreatic cancer. Published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, the study was led by Mark Pereira of the University of...

Why Soft Drinks Contribute to Obesity

9/1/2008 - The introduction of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) in the seventies coincided with a marked rise in obesity in the U.S., leading to speculations that there might be a causal connection between HFCS consumption and weight gain (1). This seemed all the more plausible since HFCS consumption grew much...

Chemical Causes of Diabetes: Overeating Is Not the Only Problem

7/25/2008 - Medical science has discovered how sensitive the insulin receptor sites are to chemical poisoning. Metals such as cadmium, mercury, arsenic, lead, fluoride and possibly aluminum may play a role in the actual destruction of beta cells through stimulating an auto-immune reaction to them after they have...

The Dangers of Dehydration (Part I)

6/16/2008 - The human body is composed of 75 percent water and 25 percent solid matter. To provide nourishment, eliminate waste and conduct all the trillions of activities in the body, we need water. Most modern societies, however, no longer stress the importance of drinking water as the most important "nutrient"...

Phosphoric acid in sodas nearly as damaging to teeth as battery acid

4/5/2007 - According to a report published in the March / April edition of General Dentistry, phosphoric acid in soda causes tooth enamel erosion, even with minimal exposure. While some consumers may believe that sugar is the only culprit of soda's adverse effects on dental health, enamel erosion occurs whether...

Child-centered marketing causing kids to carry unhealthy food habits into adulthood

10/30/2006 - The next time you get up early on a Saturday morning, turn on your television to any one of the major broadcast stations or child-oriented cable networks. In between Saturday morning cartoons, you'll suddenly find yourself bombarded by commercials advertising fast food and sugary breakfast cereal and...

Dentists, Pediatricians Advise Parents on Children and Soft Drinks (press release)

10/11/2006 - The nation’s children are consuming ever-greater amounts of soft drinks that could increase their risk for obesity and dental disease, caution the American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). In their annual back-to-school wellness message, the two health organizations...

Coca-Cola pays doctor who claims soda has no link to obesity, diabetes

9/5/2006 - The effect of soft drinks on the world's growing obesity epidemic is a hot-button issue among scientists and the industry itself, and that link was the main subject of a world congress that met Monday in Sydney, Australia. According to a report on Australian news program "The World Today," the congress...

Benzene in Some Soft Drinks Prompts Call for Halt on Sales in Schools (press release)

8/15/2006 - In response to recent findings by scientists at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and elsewhere that certain soft drinks may contain amounts of the carcinogen benzene above the U.S. legal limit for drinking water, Commercial Alert and public health advocates sent letters today to all U.S. chief...

American Diabetes Association peddling nutritional nonsense while accepting money from manufacturer of candy and sodas

6/1/2005 - The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recently announced a three-year, multi-million dollar alliance with Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverages (CSAB) to help combat obesity and diabetes in America by stressing the importance of making smart nutritional choices. According to an ADA press release...

The unauthorized history of Coca-Cola (satire)

1/14/2005 - Coca-cola was originally promoted as a drink "offering the virtues of coca without the vices of alcohol." Until 1903, a typical serving contained 60mg of cocaine. Today, it still contains an extract of coca leaves. The Coca-Cola Company imports eight tons of coca leaf from South America each year --...

The health effects of drinking soda - quotes from the experts

1/8/2005 - This is a compilation of quotes about the destructive health effects of soft drinks from some of the leading authors on health, nutrition and junk food. This full list, and much more information, is included in The Five Soft Drink Monsters downloadable ebook. Michael Murray ND and Joseph Pizzorno...

Healing with water: the work of "water cure" pioneer Dr. Batmanghelidj

1/6/2005 - Those of you who are familiar with the work of the late Dr B. may own his book called "The Water Cure," or "Water for health, for Healing, for Life: You're Not Sick, You're Thirsty." He's also the author of "Your Body's Many Cries for Water." Essentially, Dr. B is the foremost authority on the relationship...

Consumption of soft drinks and high-fructose corn syrup linked to obesity and diabetes

12/26/2004 - New research published in the United States that followed 50,000 U.S. nurses reveals those who drank just one serving of soda or fruit punch a day gained weight more quickly than those who drank less than one soda a month. Those who drank more also had an 80% increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes....

Gatorade, soft drinks, coffee and alcohol no substitute for body's health requirement for pure water, says doctor

10/11/2004 - Mike: I have a question for you on water -- a lot of people think that they are hydrating themselves when they consume soft drinks or milk or Gatorade or all these other liquid beverages… Dr. B: Gatorade is possibly okay, but Gatorade has sugar in it, and it's not particularly good for people who...

A High-Carbohydrate Diet With Added Sugars Doubles Your Risk of Breast Cancer, Says New Research

8/6/2004 - A new study carried out by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health reveals a strong correlation between the consumption of refined carbohydrates -- especially refined white sugar -- and increased risk of breast cancer. This is apparently a major "eureka" for these scientists, who are just...

Artificial sweeteners like aspartame and sucralose may actually promote obesity and weight gain, says research

7/1/2004 - Groundbreaking new research published in the International Journal of Obesity reveals that artificial sweeteners like aspartame and sucralose -- precisely the kinds of chemical sweeteners found in diet soft drinks or many low-carb food products -- may actually promote obesity by tricking the body into...

Kidney stones caused by acidic soft drinks; can be reversed with nutrition and herbs such as corn silk

5/17/2004 6:20:25 PM - A new study from the UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas reveals that the more overweight a person is, the more likely they are to have kidney stones. According to reports, the researchers conclude that obesity and diabetes actually cause the kidney stones. I have an alternate theory. ...

The science says ban soft drinks in schools, but the FDA support profits, not health

1/5/2004 2:25:18 PM - Kudos to doctors for pushing to ban soft drinks and fruit drinks in schools. It's just one way to combat rising childhood obesity, and it will surely help these children maintain healthy body weights as adults (it's much harder to lose weight as an adult if you were obese as a child). This is...

Why are so many kids breaking their arms these days?

11/16/2003 9:49:10 AM - The answer, of course, is found in their diets: children and teenagers are consuming vast quantities of soft drinks. Those soft drinks are highly acidic, and the body strips minerals from the skeletal system in order to buffer the acidity of the soft drinks. As a result, drinking soft drinks leads...

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