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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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Pelosi Trying To Stop GOP Push To Lower Nutritional Standards For School Lunches

House Republicans are pushing to give schools a break from new school meal standards requiring more fruits and vegetables, and less fat, sodium and sugar. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says lowering those standards is “unacceptable.”

12/05/2014

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Store On Oakland/Berkeley Border Narrowly Avoids Sugary Beverage Tax

Shoppers at a store on the border of Oakland and Berkeley has missed a new tax on sugary beverages by inches.

11/06/2014

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Coca-Cola, Pepsico, Other Soda Makers Spend Millions To Defeat San Francisco Tax

The Coca-Cola beverage company alone spent nearly $6 million.

11/05/2014

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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

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