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New Study Shows Sweet Results for Berkeley Sugary Drink Tax



Soda, sweet tea, energy drinks, sports drinks, all have something in common in Berkely, they are sugar-filled and taxed. The city's 1-cent-per-ounce excise tax, which began collecting taxes in March 2015, has now been shown to benefit public health efforts that helped support the tax. A new study, released Tuesday, 2016 in the American Journal of Public Health, reveals how over 2,679 people in low-income neighborhoods across San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley, CA are increasing water consumption and decreasing soda consumption. Not only are people drinking more water, but millions of funds from the excise tax will now help schools with gardens and work to build more community nutrition and health efforts. Whether it's the soda tax or the awareness of the dangers of sugary drinks ...

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Hospital Educates Community on Healthy Drinks



The Advocate Sherman Hospital in the city of  Elgin, Ill. (43.6% Latino) is the only hospital in the area that is offering the community healthier options, and now they are also taking a step forward to educate the community about the health risks of drinking sugary beverages. Since 2015, Advocate Sherman Hospital joined all hospitals in the Advocate Health Care system to offer healthier drinks in their hospitals giving patients, visitors and employees more low-sugar or no-sugar options. As part of the efforts to reduce consumption of sugary beverages like soda, energy drinks, and sports drinks, community outreach efforts to educate the public on the amount of sugar in beverages have also taken effect. People like Luis Villalobos, a nursing assistant with Advocate Sherman Hospital ...

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Study: Drinking Soda May Cause Gallbladder Cancer



Soda consumption is high among Latinos, and it’s one of the main causes of diabetes and obesity in the United States. A new study from Sweden reveals this sugary drink may cause gallbladder cancer, NBC Health reports. For the study, investigators surveyed more than 70,000 individuals and tracked them for more than 13 years and concluded that those who consume more than two sodas a day “had more than twice the risk of developing gallbladder tumors and 79% higher odds of biliary tract cancer.” “The current study is the first study to show a strong link between consumption of sweetened beverages, such as soda, and risk of biliary tract cancer,” lead researcher Susanna Larsson told NBC news. To stay healthy and fit doctors recommend to avoid sodas and all sugary ...

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New Report: Teens Are Drinking Less Soda



A new government study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) state that teens are preferring water more often than soda. According to a recent article, the CDC surveyed teens in 2015, finding 74% of students drank one or more glasses of water a day, and 26% of students reported not drinking any sugary soda at all in seven days, up from 19% in 2007. President of the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), Michale Jacobson explained in the article that many campaigns have been educating parents and kids about the harms that soda consumption can lead to in one's health, leading efforts to reduce sugary drinks in schools, public vending machines, and with soda taxes, limiting students on these options and helping them to cut out sugary drinks from their ...

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Public Library Educates Visitors about Sugar in Drinks


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As visitors entered the public library in Clyde, Ohio, (5.9% Latino) students from Ohio State University (OSU) are encouraging them to think about the sugar amounts in their favorite sports drinks, coffee drinks, and juices, according to a local news article. The presentation was part of the "Rethink Your Drink" campaign aiming at helping library visitors to understand how sugary drinks impact their health. The presentations showed how Monster energy drinks contain 54 grams of added sugar or in regular terms, 14 packages of sugar, explained Katie LaPlant, the extension office's educator, according to the Fremont News Messenger. Research shows that consuming the added sugars in soda, sports drinks, and some juice drinks are linked to tooth decay, heart disease, Type 2 Diabetes ...

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Removing sugary drinks in Chula Vista’s kids menus



A new proposed ordinance for all food establishments to offer water and milk as default beverages on kids menus is being discussed among the Chula Vista City Council. The new ordinance is a joint effort between city staff members, the San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative, Community Health Improvement Partners and the California Center for Public Health Advocacy in hopes to decrease childhood obesity. A districtwide survey of student's height and weight in 2010 had found that 39.8 percent of students in the survey were overweight or obese. However, recent efforts to decrease childhood obesity by increasing physical activity in schools , revamping wellness policies, making healthy fundraising changes, ending unhealthy school snacks and removing chocolate milk from the lunch ...

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Pregnancy: Diet Drinks May Result in Overweight Children



Pregnant women who drink diet beverages on a regular basis during their pregnancy are more likely to have overweight babies by their first birthday, according to a new study, NBC Health reports. For the study, Canadian researchers followed 3,000 women and their children and found that babies whose mothers drank diet drinks on a regular basis had a higher BMI z-scores that “were significantly higher than those of their counterparts.” “To our knowledge, our results provide the first human evidence that artificial sweetener consumption during pregnancy may increase the risk of early childhood overweight,” wrote the authors of the study, which was led by Meghan Azad of the University of Manitoba in Canada. Experts recommend pregnant women to add diet beverages to their ...

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Evantston kicks off a “Rethink Your Drink” challenge



The Mayor of Evanston, Elizabeth Tisdahl along with the local health department officials, kicked off the "Rethink Your Drink" challenge today, which encourages consumers to think about the sugar content in the beverages they consume on a daily basis. The goal of the campaign is to help people understand the importance of drinking more water and less sugary sweetened beverages as research has shown brings greater risks to consumers for heart disease, type two diabetes, and obesity. Health and Human Services Director, Evonda Thomas-Smith, doctors and local cardiologist Timothy Sanborn were among those encouraging citizens to drinks more water, and pledge to consider drinking only water for the next thirty days. Officials also passed out pledge cards and asked all attending to ...

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Free water and water bottles for San Antonio events in May



Thirsty? May is the month of free giveaways of water and reusable water bottles from San Antonio Water System (SAWS) asking the city to 'Rethink your Drink' with water! Kicking off the National Drinking Water Week happening from May 1st to May 7th, SAWS will be giving away free water and water bottles at various locations around the city. The SAWS water tanker will be giving out free water in the following locations: Where SAWS water tanker will be (approximately 2 hours at each location)*: Tuesday, May 3 (noontime): The Pearl, near the Pearl Stable and The Area Foundation Wednesday, May 4 (3-5pm): UTSA Main Campus, near the UC and H-E-B Business building Thursday, May 5 (7-9am): Woodlawn Lake, near the walking trail Thursday, May 5 (noontime): TriPoint YMCA at Mulberry ...

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