Philadelphia recently became the first major U.S. city to pass a soft drink tax, and a new report from Beverage Marketing Corp. found that bottled water will soon surpass soda as the nation’s most popular beverage. Here, Janice Maras, research manager in the Department of Health Sciences, who specializes in dietary data analysis, explains how a soda tax might affect dietary habits and what kind of long-term impact the declining popularity of soft drinks will have on the nation’s obesity epidemic.
If I were to ask you how to protect yourself from osteoporosis, what would you say? Probably something like, “drink more milk,” or “take a calcium or vitamin D supplement,” right? I recently met with Katherine Tucker, professor of nutritional epidemiology…
Last week Coca Cola and Pepsi announced they would change the processing method for the molecule that gives our favorite soft drinks their caramel color, after California placed a chemical byproduct of the method on its list of known carcinogens. According to a study commissioned by the…