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Real people suffering from diabetes, tooth decay, weight gain, and other diseases related to soda consumption are starring in a remake of Coca-Cola’s iconic “Hilltop” ad.  (Change the Tune/You Tube)

Health Advocates Remake Iconic Coca-Cola Ad Into Serious Warning

A watchdog group is trying to shake up consumers’ perception of soda with a provocative new ad. It turns the famously sweet Coca-Cola “Hilltop” jingle into a sour reminder with a message about the sugary drink.

06/24/2015

Soda vending machine (PAUL J.RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

San Francisco Board Of Supervisors Approve Health Warnings For Sugary Beverage Ads

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously approved legislation Tuesday that aims to educate consumers about the potential health problems associated with consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages as well as limit advertising and sales of such products on public property.

06/09/2015

Soda vending machine (PAUL J.RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

San Francisco Supervisor Battles Big Soda With New Round Of Legislation

On Monday, San Francisco’s Land Use Committee will get its first look at three pieces of legislation, introduced by Supervisor Scott Wiener that would make it harder to get sugary drinks.

06/01/2015

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Is Taco Bell-Pizza Hut’s Ingredient Re-Branding Creating The Illusion Of Natural Food?

The parent company of Taco Bell and Pizza Hut are eliminating artificial flavors and colors from some menu items. However, your Mountain Dew Baja Blast and Dorito Loco taco shells will look just as unnaturally colored as ever.

05/26/2015

Bottles of Coca Cola and Pepsi soft drinks sit in a cooler at a 76 gas station on March 25, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

UC Study Finds Drinking Sugary Beverages For Two Weeks Can Boost Heart Disease Risk Factors

In as little as two weeks, young men and women who drank beverages with high fructose corn syrup showed increased risk factors for cardiovascular disease, according to a study from researchers at the University of California at Davis.

04/23/2015

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UCSF Research Finds Sugar Industry Influenced Government Advice On Cavities In 1960s & 70s

Researchers at UCSF found the sugar industry worked closely with government scientists in the 1960s and 70s on research to find ways to cut cavities and may have pushed them away from advice urging people to eat less sugar.

03/10/2015

Bottles of Coca Cola and Pepsi soft drinks sit in a cooler at a 76 gas station on March 25, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Pushing Nation’s First Soda Warning Label On Advertising

San Francisco could become the first city in the country to require warning labels on advertising for soda and other sugary beverages.

03/10/2015

A Cafe Du Monde patron pours sugar into a cup of Cafe Au Lait on opening day at Cafe Du Monde on October 19, 2005 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The famous cafe reopened after being closed for more than a month after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast on August 29.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Can We Reduce Our Sugar Intake? WHO Announces New Guidelines

It’s no secret that Americans have a love affair with sugar, but we’ve been hearing for years that the collective sweet tooth is dangerous, if not deadly.

03/04/2015

Bottles of Coca Cola and Pepsi soft drinks sit in a cooler at a 76 gas station on March 25, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Newly-Enacted Sugary Drink Tax Forces Berkeley Dollar Stores To Replace Soda With Water

Less than three months after Berkeley voters approved a tax on sugary drinks, two ‘dollar’ stores have pulled sodas off store shelves.

01/27/2015

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Is Pizza As Bad For Kids As Sugary Drinks?

A new study finds kids and teens are getting more calories from pizza than anything else they eat — besides dessert.

01/19/2015

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