There's little question that sugary drinks are not just randomly associated with obesity, but actually contribute to it in a big way. Dozens of studies continue to prove this point, and the only so-called "research" that tries to introduce doubt to this sad conclusion is industry-sponsored.
Nevertheless, this accumulated evidence is seeping in quite slowly into consumers' consciousness. The average American still takes in more than a fifth of their daily calories from beverages . Perhaps constant, very effective and entertaining advertising (yeah, I do love these ads; they're the major Super Bowl viewing attraction for me-but don't tell my kids!) weighs heavier on our minds than evidence and medical advice.
I'm therefore glad to see further evidence presented about the effects of sugary drinks on health, and that leading institutions and scientific bodies are devoting their pulpit to the important public health issue of overhauling in the way we drink.
So here's aRead More »from The latest on sugary drinks, heart health and weight loss