May 24, 2024

Schweppes Zero Sugar Ginger Ale Caffeine Free Recalled

Schweppes Zero Sugar Ginger Ale Caffeine Free is being recalled because the item actually contains the full sugar content, which is bad for diabetics. There is no word on whether or not any illnesses or injuries have been reported to the company to date because this recall notice was posted on the FDA's Enforcement Reports page, not the regular recall page. The recalling firm is Pepsico Inc. of Purchase, New York. The recalled beverage was sold at the retail level in the states of Maryland, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. It is Schweppes Zero Sugar Ginger Ale Caffeine Free that is packaged in a 7.5 fluid ounce (221 milliliter) bottle. The code information on the product is May 20 24 MAY20240520VS02164 - MAY20240550VS02164. No picture of the recalled product was provided in the … [Read more...]

Dieting? Artificial Sweeteners May Not Be the Answer

Two studies presented at the June 2012 America Diabetes Association meeting showed that drinking diet pop is associated with weight gain in humans, and with higher blood glucose levels in mice. Epidemiologists at the School of Medicine at the University of Texas San Antonio looked at the relationship between diet pop consumption and waist circumference. They studied 474 patients over 10 years in the San Antonio Longitudinal Study of Aging (SALSA), which includes elderly Mexican-Americans and European-Americans. The results of the study were adjusted for diabetes status, physical activity level, neighborhood, age, smoking status, sex, ethnicity, and education. Researchers found that diet soft drink users had a 70% greater increases in waist circumference compared with those who did … [Read more...]

Does Your Guy Drink Soda? He May Want to Think Again.

A new Harvard study, published in the journal Circulation, found that men who drink sugary beverages may have a higher risk of heart attack. The beverages in the study included sodas, fruit drinks, energy drinks, sports drinks, and sugar-sweetened water. And the more sodas he drinks, the higher the risk. Two high-sugar drinks a day were linked to a 42% increase in risk. Three sodas? A 69% increase. Apparently sugar intake is associated with higher levels of intermediate biomarkers, such as c-reactive protein levels (CRP), that indicate inflammation. Inflammation is a key factor in the development of heart disease. The Health Professionals Follow-up study examined 42,883 men. Men in the top fourth of sugar-sweetened beverage intake had a 20% higher relative risk of coronary heart … [Read more...]

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