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Coca-Cola Sugar Hiccup: Soda Giant on the Defense

Coca-Cola Sugar Hiccup: Soda Giant on the Defense

Ramin Talaie/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Coca-Cola has been a staple in American lives for more than 100 years and its iconic advertisements have shaped the soda industry from its 1930s depictions of jolly ol’ St. Nick to its recent polar b…

Study: Sugar Makes You Feel Fuller than High Fructose Corn Syrup

Study: Sugar Makes You Feel Fuller than High Fructose Corn Syrup

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — If you’re looking to drop a few pounds this year, consuming foods made with sugar rather than high fructose corn syrup may help, a new study published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association sugg…

Researcher: LeBron James’ Ads Could Sell Billion Spoonfuls of Sugar

Researcher: LeBron James’ Ads Could Sell Billion Spoonfuls of Sugar

Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — NBA star LeBron James’ ads might be responsible for selling a billion spoonfuls of sugar through his endorsement deals with Coca-Cola and McDonalds, according to a Columbia University researcher, who suggested Jam…

Sweet Nothings: Making Sense of Artificial Sweeteners

Sweet Nothings: Making Sense of Artificial Sweeteners

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The average American has about 22 teaspoons of sugar daily, the equivalent of about 335 calories, according to the American Heart Association.  While there’s no question we should cut back on sugar, are artifici…

NYC Mayor Proposes Ban on Large Sugary Drinks

NYC Mayor Proposes Ban on Large Sugary Drinks

Michael Loccisano/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) — A proposal to curb the sale of large sugary soft drinks in New York City is raising new complaints about big government, even among some who agree with its intent to curb obesity.If New York City Mayor Michael B…

Tiny Treats: America’s Favorite Desserts Seem to Be Shrinking

Tiny Treats: America’s Favorite Desserts Seem to Be Shrinking

Baked By Melissa(NEW YORK) — The icing on the cake. The cherry on the sundae. For many of us, nothing tops desserts.But something confounding is happening to our confections: Our tarts are now tiny. Our Danish is downright diminutive.And just when you…

Tips for Cutting Sugar Consumption in Your Daily Diet

Tips for Cutting Sugar Consumption in Your Daily Diet

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The average American ingests 34 spoonfuls of added sugar a day.That’s 12,480 teaspoons a year or a whopping 130 pounds.Experts say the presence of sugar — and high fructose corn syrup — in many foods leads to…

Sugar Producers Say Corn Syrup Not the Same

Sugar Producers Say Corn Syrup Not the Same

iStockphoto/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) — High fructose corn syrup producers are defending their advertising campaign that says “sugar is sugar,” but sugar producers are saying the artificial sweetener is no sweet substitute. In a court hearing Wednesday mo…

Study: One Sugary Drink Per Day Raises Risk of Heart Disease for Men

Study: One Sugary Drink Per Day Raises Risk of Heart Disease for Men

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — The evidence linking sugar-sweetened beverages with an array of health problems — including obesity and diabetes — keeps piling up. And a new study adds one more potential risk to the list: coronary heart disease….

Sweet Tax? Is Sugar as Dangerous as Alcohol and Tobacco?

Sweet Tax? Is Sugar as Dangerous as Alcohol and Tobacco?

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Is sugar as dangerous as cigarettes and booze?One group of researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, says so. And they are urging a tax on sugary treats and some action by the government to get …

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