Posts tagged with sugar

The Link between Diabetes and Obesity

Posted on November 26, 2018 by Leave a comment

blog_diabetespodcastThe number of Americans living with diabetes is rising. In 2010, 25.8 million Americans, or 8.3 percent of the population had diabetes. In 2015, that number rose to 30.3 million, making up 9.4 percent of the population, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.


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Sugar How Bad Is It?

Posted on June 9, 2011 by 1 Comment

Does losing weight and keeping it off mean forgoing sugar forever? How bad is sugar for you, really?


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Could Sweet Taxes Fight Obesity?

Posted on February 3, 2011 by 4 Comments

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You may have heard of several recent initiatives attempting to tax sugary drinks like soda to try and curb the skyrocketing obesity rates.

Similar to so-called sin taxes already in place on items such as tobacco and alcohol, such a tax could raise billions of dollars to help fight obesity, proponents argue. Increased prices, about 6 cents a can, might encourage consumers to reach for a healthier beverage option instead.



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