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Stanford Researchers Looking For Chocolate Milkshake Drinking Volunteers

Children between the ages of 4 and 8 are needed for a study on how the brain responds to milkshakes to better understand how individual differences in anticipating and tasting pleasurable foods influence risks of becoming overweight or obese.

08/14/2014

A clerk stocks a shelf with Diet Coke at a convenience store on December 9, 2013.

San Francisco Supervisors’ Vote Narrowly Puts Soda Tax Measure On November Ballot

A two-cents per ounce sugary beverage tax, commonly called the soda tax, could be put on the November ballot in San Francisco depending on the city’s board of supervisors vote on Tuesday.

07/22/2014

Students exercise at the Wellspring Academy, a special school that helps teens and college level students lose weight along with academic courses.  (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Report: Obesity Costing Alameda County Billions Every Year

Alameda County health officials say a new report shows obesity among residents of all ages is costing the county billions of dollars each year.

07/11/2014

A customer shops for soft drinks in a cooler at a 76 gas station on March 25, 2013 in San Francisco, California. According to a report by Beverage Digest, sales of carbonated soft drinks in the United States fell 1.2 percent in 2012 to 9.17 billion cases. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Berkeley Voters To Decide On Penny-Per-Ounce Soda Tax This November

The Berkeley City Council voted Tuesday night to put a measure on the ballot that would impose a penny-per-ounce tax on soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages such as energy drinks. Diet sodas and juice would be exempted.

07/02/2014

A customer shops for soft drinks in a cooler at a 76 gas station on March 25, 2013 in San Francisco, California. According to a report by Beverage Digest, sales of carbonated soft drinks in the United States fell 1.2 percent in 2012 to 9.17 billion cases. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SF Supes Drum Up Support For Soda Tax Measure

It was a long afternoon in the San Francisco supervisors chambers Wednesday, as supporters of a proposed ballot measure to tax sugary drinks as a way to combat childhood obesity tried to drown out the opposition from the beverage industry.

04/17/2014

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Study Finds Soda Taxes Have Little To No Benefit For Overall Health

A study released in the journal Health Economics casts doubt on claims that soda taxes are an effective way to combat obesity.

03/25/2014

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Phil Matier: Sugary Beverages Cost SF Millions In Health Care Expenses

A new report from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Budget and Legislative Analyst has found that the consumption of sugar and sugar-sweetened beverages costs San Francisco residents millions in health care expenses.

12/12/2013

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Boy Scouts Under Fire For Leaving Out Obese At Jamboree

The Boy Scouts of America is facing controversy over new rules denying obese Scouts from participating in this year’s National Scout Jamboree.

07/17/2013

A group of newborns. (Getty Images/Waltraud Grubitzch/DPA)

Childhood Obesity Calculator May Be Most Accurate Predictor Yet

Researchers say they can predict a newborn baby’s odds of becoming an obese child using a simple new calculation.

01/08/2013

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KCBS Campaign 2012 Cover Story: Richmond Soda Tax

Richmond is trying to become the first city in the country to impose a so-called “soda tax.”

10/29/2012

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