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Studies confirm soda's tie to obesity firmly tie sugary drinks to obesity

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  • Hank Pym SLC, UT
    Sept. 25, 2012 9:30 p.m.

    re: liberal larry

    I have the burger without fries but have water. My waistline has gone down & seen my wallet expand.

  • Pendergast SLC, UT
    Sept. 25, 2012 9:25 p.m.

    @ carman 8:46 p.m. Sept. 23,

    "They are all metabolized approximately the same way by the body (there are very slight differences in the fructose/glucose mix, but these are extremely slight differences). ...So we need to think broadly about sweet/sweetened drinks. These are loaded with calories but do little to curb hunger,"

    Agreed about the metabolism process. Because they are so sweet & full of empty calories, they leave no sense of being full. So, people keep consuming.

  • carman Wasatch Front, UT
    Sept. 23, 2012 8:46 p.m.

    The problem isn't just sodas. It is sports drinks (e.g. Gatorade), fruit juices (yep!), chocolate milk, etc. Drinks like Tampico are loaded with sugar. And to those who think honey or other "natural" sugars are better than HFCS, check again. They are all metabolized approximately the same way by the body (there are very slight differences in the fructose/glucose mix, but these are extremely slight differences).

    So we need to think broadly about sweet/sweetened drinks. These are loaded with calories but do little to curb hunger, so they tend to cause higher caloric intake and obesity.

    Cut out the sweet drinks and go for water. Maybe then more of us will stop packing on the rolls and bulges.

  • don17 Temecula, CA
    Sept. 22, 2012 11:14 p.m.

    Other Sugary Items: Carmel Corn, Candy, Pies, Cakes, Ice Cream, Sweet Breads, Glazes, Cup Cakes, Brownies, Coffee's, Non carbonated Sugar added drinks, Cookies, Pastries, Donuts. Now moderation in all things would help fix this issue , but regulation will bring about the elimination of these for the supposed good of the public. So if you work for Coke, Pepsi, Doctor Pepper, 7 Up, Dunkin Donuts, Krispy Kreme, Starbucks, Coffee Bean, Movie Theaters, Garretts Carmel Corn in Chicago,Dairy Creme, Baskin Robbins, Cold Stone, Foster Freeze, Nestle, M@M MARS, Brach's, Cadbury any Bakery even in grocery stores ect.... say good bye to your job! So the government will cut out your jobs to take away someones choice and put millions of people out of work! Enough! So less food choices but more food stamps!

  • cavetroll SANDY, UT
    Sept. 22, 2012 9:53 p.m.

    So when are we going to regulate this stuff as a public health issue like we do with alcohol and tobacco?

  • liberal larry salt lake City, utah
    Sept. 22, 2012 12:20 p.m.

    Don't you just love it when when someone at Carl's Junior orders the 1030 calorie Western Bacon Burger, with the 820 calorie Chili Cheese Fries, and then, in a moment of self control orders the Diet Coke. Heck, if you're going to gorge yourself go all the way, and get the high fructose corn syrup 64 ounce Coke!

  • peter Alpine, UT
    Sept. 22, 2012 7:31 a.m.

    How much money was wasted on an otherwise obvious point.