Monday, August 3, 2009

A Bittersweet Story How Sugary Drinks Have Become The Key Target In The Battle Against Obesity

“Last week, federal disease investigators reported that the cost of treating obesity has doubled in the past decade, and they pointed to sugar-laden beverages - sodas, energy drinks, fruity libations - as a prime culprit. Three months earlier, one of the nation’s premier nutrition specialists, Dr. Walter Willett of the Harvard School of Public Health, embarked on a personal crusade to persuade consumers to forgo sugary drinks. Research conducted by Willett and other Boston scientists has shown that women who quaffed more than two sweetened beverages a day had an almost 40 percent higher risk of heart disease than those who rarely touched the drinks."

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