City-based soda pop taxes don’t effectively reduce sugar consumption

As taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages continue to pop up across the U.S. and abroad, public health experts laud their effect on lowering purchases of the calorie-heavy drinks and encouraging healthier habits. But new research from the University of Georgia suggests many soda taxes might actually not be making much of an impact at all when it comes to improving diets and reducing sugar intake.

Frequent soft drink consumption may make adolescents more aggressive

Soft drink consumption is a likely predictor of aggressive behavior, according to a new study from UAB.A study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham has shown that frequent soft drink consumption by adolescents may contribute to aggressive behavior over time.  Previous studies have shown associations between soft drink consumption and mental health problems in adolescents.

Exercise Maintains Blood Vessel Health in Men after Sugary Beverage Consumption

Article title: Aerobic exercise offsets endothelial dysfunction induced by repetitive consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages in young healthy men Authors: Joshua M. Bock, Erika Iwamoto, Jeffrey G. Horak, Andrew J. Feider, Satoshi Hanada, Darren P. Casey From the authors: “Our data highlight…