fatty liver disease
Obesity is a global epidemic. In the U.S. alone, according to the American Heart Foundation, 78 million adults and 13 million
But that doesn't make it a healthy choice.
Yeah, he said that last night at a rally in Des Moines, specifically addressing "the school-aged kids" in the audience. Cute, right?
It comes down to this: If we want to reduce the number of plastic bottles sold in parks, then let's ban the sale of all plastic bottles, those containing only water and those filled with liquid sugar.
The Berkeley soda tax victory is a successful example of an empowered community insisting that the health of its children come before the profits of transnational corporations. If Berkeley can crush Big Soda, other cities can too. And if Big Soda can be defeated, other mega-corporations can too!
Opponents of soda taxes say they don't work. They point to a study from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Actually, that study showed that soda taxes do work. Weak soda taxes of three percent, without any accompanying public health campaign, work weakly. But, they work. They decrease soda consumption.
When you read about one in 10 kids facing the possibility of a liver transplant due solely to the unhealthful American diet, you really do have to wonder: Where on earth is the tipping point?
Does our present high-sugar diet do to us what the "garbage dump diet" did to the baboons? Weight gain, pre-diabetes and alarming cholesterol elevations are all results of our diet too. Like the baboons, we humans will certainly respond to dietary insults in a variety of ways.
We need sugar to function—without it, we'd quickly power down. It's so important, in fact, that our bodies have the ability
The most common disease in America is something you probably never heard of, but it affects 90 million Americans and is a major risk factor for diabetes, heart attacks, and even cancer.
Huge numbers of American children have a liver disease that used to be seen mainly among adult alcoholics—and most of them
Public health officials also have a role to play. They should culturally tailor educational programs for the Hispanic community about the dangers of overconsumption of sugar and high fructose corn syrup in particular.