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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Diet Soda for Kids Brings More Obesity

Some very definitive studies have been done showing the increase in obesity when diet soda is used in place of this with high fructose corn syrup.

This obviously is being ignored by Bill Clinton, the American Heart Association, Pekka Puska from the World Heart Federation, and PepsiCo in school sales schemes.
In primary schools, PepsiCo will sell only water, fat-free or low-fat milk, and juice with no added sugar. In secondary schools, it will sell those drinks along with low-calorie soft drinks, such as Diet Pepsi. Sports drinks are permissible when they're sold to students participating in sports or other physical activities.
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NB: Cutting down on drinks sweetened with high fructose corn syrup may help, put selling artificially sweetened drinks is a direct path to obesity and diabetes plus more than 100 known health issues.

March 17 - In a related discussion, one "...prominent cardiologist accused leading heart organizations of being too cozy with industry and allowing those ties to influence its policies and education programs for doctors."
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As long as the money flows around the Beltway moat, good luck in getting any REAL and SUBSTANTIAL health insurance reform that makes a difference for the people!

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