Who Drank the Kool-Aid? How Children Get Hooked on Sugary Drinks
Misleading marketing and labeling may confuse parents about the health value of many juices, a new report finds. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Andrew Jacobs Tags: your-feed-science Children and Childhood Beverages Sugar Juices Artificial Sweeteners Advertising and Marketing Diet and Nutrition Labeling and Labels (Product) American Academy of Pediatrics Coca-Cola Company Kraft Heinz Company U Source Type: news

95% Of Baby Foods Tested Contain Lead, Arsenic, Or Other Toxic Metal
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) — Toxic heavy metals damaging to your baby’s brain development are likely in the baby food you are feeding your infant, according to a new investigation published Thursday. Tests of 168 baby foods from major manufacturers in the US found 95% contained lead, 73% contained arsenic, 75% contained cadmium and 32% contained mercury. One fourth of the foods contained all four heavy metals. One in five baby foods tested had over 10 times the 1-ppb limit of lead endorsed by public health advocates, although experts agree that no level of lead is safe. The results mimicked a previous study...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Consumer Featured Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Source Type: news

Top 34 Bestselling ‘ Fruit ’ Drinks For Kids Deemed Unhealthy
(CNN) — Americans spent $1.4 billion on the most popular brands of children’s fruit drinks and flavored waters last year. Yet according to nutritional guidelines, none of the drinks were healthy. Why would loving parents do this? Perhaps because US beverage companies spent $20.7 million to advertise fun, fruity drinks with added sugars to families in 2018, according to Children’s Drink Facts 2019, a new report from the University of Connecticut’s Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity. “I know that parents want their children to be healthy, but the sweetened drink market is just incredibly co...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN juice Source Type: news

None of Top-Selling Kids' Drinks Meet Experts' Health Recommendations
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16, 2019 -- Drinks marketed to children often contain loads of unhealthy sugars and sweeteners, and they come in packages that deliver too-large servings, a new report finds. None of 34 sweetened drinks aimed at the youth market... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 16, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

What Affects the Nutritional Quality of Plant-Based Milk Substitutes?
Discussion People today may be eating more plant-based products because of: Allergen avoidance – lactose or cow’s milk allergy, 14% of people with cow’s milk allergy will also have soy allergy. Cultural importance Contamination avoidance e.g. growth hormone or antibiotic residues in cow’s milk production Specific diseases, e.g. cholesterol/lipid issues Environmental impact Ethical or religious considerations Improved nutrition With population growth “[t]he demand for food is expected to grow by 70% until 2050….While the expected protein consumption is believed to grow by 80%.” P...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 30, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

What Should Young Children Drink? Mostly Milk and Water, Scientists Say
Infants and toddlers should not be given soda, chocolate milk or other sweetened drinks, according to strict new guidelines. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roni Caryn Rabin Tags: Children and Childhood Milk Juices Infant Formulas Obesity Water Diet and Nutrition Babies and Infants Sugar Weight Caffeine Baby Foods Calories Soft Drinks Artificial Sweeteners Diabetes Heart your-feed-science your-fe Source Type: news

Most Young Children Shouldn ’ t Drink Plant-Based Milk, New Health Guidelines Say
(CNN) — Most children under the age of 5 should avoid plant-based milk, according to new health guidelines about what young children should drink. Plant-based milk made from rice, coconut, oats or other blends — with the exception of fortified soy milk — lack key nutrition for early development, according to guidelines released on Wednesday by leading health organizations. They should also avoid diet drinks, flavored milks and sugary beverages and limit how much juice they drink, the guidelines said. Plant-based milk is made from rice, coconut, oats or other blends that lack key nutrition for early develo...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Milk Source Type: news

Death by Diet Soda?
A new study that links artificially sweetened beverages to premature death is prompting public angst. Some scientists say it has significant flaws. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Andrew Jacobs Tags: Soft Drinks Diet and Nutrition Artificial Sweeteners Research your-feed-science JAMA Internal Medicine (Journal) your-feed-health Source Type: news

Soft drinks - sugared or low-calorie - may raise the risk of early death
(Reuters Health) - Consumption of soft drinks, whether they're sweetened with sugar or artificial sweeteners, may raise the risk of premature death, new research suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Want To Live Longer? Study Suggests You Should Ditch Soda
This study, as well as other research on the connection between diet and sugary beverages and health risks, is observational and cannot show cause and effect. That’s a major limitation, researchers say, as it’s impossible to determine whether the association is due to a specific artificial sweetener, a type of beverage, obesity or another hidden health issue. “The cause behind these associations isn’t clear,” said Bergquist. “Other potential biological causes could be attributed to experimental evidence linking consumption of artificial sweeteners to sugar cravings, appetite stimulation ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Soda Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is allulose a healthful alternative to sugar?
Alluose is a natural sweetener that can be used as an alternative to sugar. Learn about the possible health benefits, risks, and how to use allulose here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about natural sweeteners
Stevia, monk fruit, and erythritol are suitable natural sweeteners for people with diabetes and people following a ketogenic diet. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Is Sugar as Bad for Kids as It Is for Adults?
Kids love sweets. Of course, so do many adults. But even those grown-ups with a serious sweet tooth would likely struggle to polish off a big bag of candy, while the average kid would relish that chore. “Even during infancy, newborns have an innate preference for breast milk because of its sweetness,” says Juliana Cohen, an assistant professor of nutrition at Merrimack College in Northern Massachusetts and the Harvard School of Public Health. Cohen says the prevailing theory is that a taste for sugary foods offered early humans an evolutionary advantage: In nature, sweet foods—stuff like fruits or honey&m...
Source: TIME: Health - August 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Has safety commission misled the public about aspartame?
Researchers from the United Kingdom cast serious doubts on official reports concluding that aspartame, the most common artificial sweetener, is safe. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

The Downside of Having a Sweet Tooth
Regular consumption of sugary drinks heightens the risk not only of tooth decay, obesity, fatty liver disease and Type 2 diabetes, but also of heart disease and premature death. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jane E. Brody Tags: Sugar Obesity Diet and Nutrition Artificial Sweeteners Diabetes Corn Syrup and Sweeteners Source Type: news