Several new studies strongly suggest that sugary drinks cause people to pack on the pounds, independent of other unhealthy behavior such as overeating and getting too little exercise, scientists say. Read more from AP.
Photo: Two-liter bottles of regular and diet soda are seen for sale on May 31, 2012, in New York City. (Getty Images North America)
Sixty-four percent of people surveyed in a new Reuters/Ipsos poll on sugary drinks think New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposal to regulate the sale of sugary drinks in large volumes gives the government too much control over a person’s decision about their own diets. [REUTERS]
The Walt Disney Company says it will be enacting several new regulations in order to promote healthy eating habits. The regulations include banning ads on Disney’s child-focused TV channels (including Saturday morning cartoons), radio stations and websites for foods that do not meet nutritional standards, which CBS News reports will be released later today.
Photo: The main gate at The Walt Disney Co. is seen in Burbank, California, on May 7, 2012. (Reuters / Fred Prouser)