NYC Sugary Drink Ban Ruled Illegal

(CNN) — New York City’s ban on large sugary drinks has officially fizzled out. Thursday, New York’s Court of Appeals ruled the ban is illegal and that the city’s health department overstepped its bounds when it approved a 16-ounce cap on sugary beverages. Two lower courts had already ruled against the plan. Former New York … Continue reading »

Study Links Salt and Soda Consumption

(CNN)–Doctors say limiting salt in our diets is a good thing. That goes for our children’s diets as well. Too much salt can cause a lot of health issues, including high blood pressure, along with kidney and heart problems, even in little ones. Now a study in this week’s Journal of PediatricsĀ finds that salt may … Continue reading »

Study: Soda Raises Prostate Cancer Risk

(CNN) — Just drinking a soda a day can increase a man’s risk of getting prostate cancer by a whopping 40 percent. That’s the finding of a study to be published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. In the study, Swedish scientists tracked more than 8,000 men over 15 years. That higher risk was … Continue reading »