Saturday, August 26, 2006

Sugary drinks are piling on the pounds

An extra can of soda a day can pile on 15 pounds (7 kilograms) in a single year, and the evidence strongly suggests that this sort of increased consumption is a key reason that more people have gained weight, the researchers say.

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Soft drink trends have marched lock-step with the growing obesity epidemic, but industry groups have long fought efforts to say one directly caused the other. Not all studies conclude that beverages are at fault, and the new analysis ignored some that would have discounted such a link, the American Beverage Association said in a statement issued in response to the study.

"When it comes to beverage trends and obesity, "it's like documenting the force of gravity," he said. "There's an overwhelmingly strong case to be made for a causal relationship."
--Dr. David Ludwig, director of the obesity program at Children's Hospital in Boston


At 12:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

sugary drinks are piling on the deliciousness.

At 11:25 AM, Blogger Clare said...

With all the news like this, it makes sense to tell the soda companies that we would like to buy their product sans HFCS no?

The link is to a carrot campaign where we can show companies just how many consumers would purchase this product.


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