Americans’ Sugar Intake Same as 7 Years Ago – But Why?

Sugary drink consumption is on the rise among both children and adults after years of falling. Why why are numbers still rising?


Could This Popular All-Natural Sweetener Beat Lyme Disease?

Stevia is proving to be an effective treatment for tick-borne Lyme disease, and patients in a clinical trial are seeing encouraging results.


Poor Diet Caused Nearly Half of All Deaths in the U.S. in 2012

Nearly half of all U.S. deaths in 2012 were attributable to diet-related cardiometabolic disease, including heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes.


Study Reveals Link Between Sugar and Depression (and Mental Disorders)

A link between sugar and depression? A study suggests that men (and women) with high sugar intake may be more prone to depression and other mood disorders.


Artificial Sweetener Use Among Kids Rose 200% in Less than 15 Years

Low-calorie sweetener use among children rose 200% from 1999-2012, leaving health experts concerned about the potential long-term health effects.


Survey: Americans Simply Don’t Know What Constitutes a “Healthy” Food

A recent survey shows that many Americans don’t know what “healthy” food is, because they don’t have enough facts or they’re given conflicting information.


A Poor Diet During Childhood may Increase Breast Cancer Risk

In a new study, researchers found that teen girls who consumed an “inflammatory diet” were considerably more likely to have breast cancer as adults.


Study: People Eating 1 of These a Day are ‘35% Less Likely to be Obese’

A pear a day keeps the fat away, according to a study showing people who eat 1 medium-sized pear a day are 35% less likely to be obese.


Woman Sues Jelly Bean Company over Misleading Sugar Ingredients

A California woman alleges in a lawsuit that Jelly Belly used fancy phrasing to trick her into thinking its Sports Beans don’t contain sugar.


Avoid These Drinks to Help Prevent Brain Shrinkage, Dementia, and Strokes

Smaller brain volume and poorer memory are linked in two recent studies with soda consumption – including of the supposedly healthier “diet” kind.


Pediatricians Advise Parents: No Fruit Juice for Kids Under 1

In a statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics says that fruit juice should not be served to children under 1 year old, as it provides no nutritional value.


Food Industry Study Slams Recommended Sugar Intake Limits

A new study claiming dietary guideline limits on sugar are inaccurate is the food industry’s latest attempt at planting doubts in buyers’ minds.


Fresh Concerns Emerge over Energy Drinks’ Damage to the Heart

The researchers behind a new study say energy drinks place an unnecessary burden on the heart and should be avoided by people with heart problems.


This County Cut Sugary Drink Sales by 20% Without a Soda Tax

Howard County, Maryland cut soda and fruit sales by 20 and 15 percent, respectively, between January 2013 and December 2015 WITHOUT levying a soda tax.


Investigation Reveals Subway Chicken is only About 50% Chicken DNA

A new Canadian investigation has found that Subway’s chicken strips only contain slightly more than 50% chicken DNA.


Lawsuit Says Coca-Cola of Misleads People, Downplays Soda Health Risks

A recently-filed lawsuit alleges that Coca-Cola and the American Beverage Association misleads buyers about the health risks of consuming sugary drinks.


The Military is Warning Soldiers About the Health Risks of Energy Drinks

Energy drinks are popular among soldiers who need to stay awake on the battlefield, but the military is warning about their potential health risks.