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Consumption of Sugary Drinks May Be Linked to Depression, Study Finds

Consumption of Sugary Drinks May Be Linked to Depression, Study Finds

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BETHESDA, Md.) — Drinking a lot of soda may cost you more than calories and cavities. A new study shows heavy consumption over the long term could be linked to higher depression risk. Researchers at the National Institutes…

Alcohol Calories Nearly Equal Soda’s for US Adults

Alcohol Calories Nearly Equal Soda’s for US Adults

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The holiday season is generally a time we let ourselves overdo it a bit when it comes to drinking alcohol. But did you ever wonder how many calories in your diet come from booze? You might be surprised. On a typ…

Soda Makers Plan Calorie-Counting Vending Machines

Soda Makers Plan Calorie-Counting Vending Machines

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The battle against obesity seems to have turned largely into a war on soda.  All across the nation there are calls for taxes on sugar-sweetened drinks and limitations on where they can be sold.  The most …

AMA Paper Says Fat Taxes, Soda Bans Make Dollars and Sense

AMA Paper Says Fat Taxes, Soda Bans Make Dollars and Sense

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Taxing or limiting the serving sizes of high-calorie junk food may sound like the perfect weapon in the war against obesity, but it seems to have backfired in at least one instance.Last week, the Danish government announc…

Bloomberg vs. Booze: Will Mayor Take on Alcohol Use?

Bloomberg vs. Booze: Will Mayor Take on Alcohol Use?

Michael Loccisano/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) — Mayor Mike Bloomberg is famous for curbing the city’s smoking, soda, and greasy food habits with legislation, but New Yorkers are now wondering whether Bloomberg has set his next target on a different vice…

New York’s Proposed Cap on Soda Size Gets People Fizzing

New York’s Proposed Cap on Soda Size Gets People Fizzing

Michael Loccisano/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) — Are large sugary drinks a health risk or a civil rights concern? That’s the debate set off by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposal to restrict the sale of sodas and other sugar sweetened beverages to…

Pepsi Introducing New Flavors

Pepsi Introducing New Flavors

Pepsico(NEW YORK) — Pepsi Next will be releasing two new fruit-flavored colas this month.  Available in 12 oz and 20 oz sizes, Cherry Vanilla and Paradise Mango flavors are the first to be unveiled after the original.“This flavor is for a l…

Big Soda Ban Riles Industry, Bores New Yorkers

Big Soda Ban Riles Industry, Bores New Yorkers

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Judging by the print ads, radio spots, plane-flown banners, and a protest held at city hall on Monday, New Yorkers may think that their fellow citizens are angrily rallying against Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s proposed ba…

Pepsi Next: Half the Calories, All The Taste?

Pepsi Next: Half the Calories, All The Taste?

Filephoto/ Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — With soda sales fizzling, Pepsi is hoping to lure back customers with a drink that may appeal to those who want the flavor of a regular soft drink, without the high calories.At the end of March, Pepsi will lau…

Diet Soda Cause for Health Concerns in Older Adults?

Diet Soda Cause for Health Concerns in Older Adults?

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Diet sodas are popular among weight watchers, with millions of people drinking it to stave off calories. But is it possible some are paying a price in their health? New research suggests the low calories could come wit…

Flame Retardant in Your Mountain Dew? Yep

Flame Retardant in Your Mountain Dew? Yep

Jin Lee/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — There’s flame retardant in your Mountain Dew. That soda with the lime-green hue (and other citrus-flavored bubbly pops) won’t keep your insides fireproof, but it does contain brominated vegeta…

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