Posts Tagged ‘SSBs’

Sugar-Sweetened Beverages and the Obesity Crisis

Posted by • October 10th, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York City recently proposed a novel experiment to combat the rising obesity crisis in the United States – banning the sale of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) larger than 16 ounces.  According to New York Public Health Commissioner Thomas Farley, the new ban is based on evidence that sugary drinks are the… Read More…

New Clinical Decisions: Regulation of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

Posted by • September 24th, 2012

• Read the case • Vote on the controversy • Submit your comment Our latest Clinical Decisions presents the brief fictional vignette of a 12-year-old girl named Meredith, who has no history of medical illness and does not engage in regular physical activity, other than her school gym class, which lasts 30 minutes twice a week.  She… Read More…