Canadians -- especially young people -- are consuming excessive amounts of sugary drinks, a trend that could have future consequences for their health and the overall health-care system, new research suggests.
According to new research published in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation, drinking sugary soft drinks every day can increase a type of fat in the body associated with diabetes and heart disease.
Coke, Pepsi and Dr Pepper said Tuesday that they'll work to reduce the calories Americans get from beverages by 20 per cent over the next decade by more aggressively marketing smaller sizes, bottled water and diet drinks.
Michelle Obama says it's time for America to 'drink up.' The first lady who has pushed America to eat better and to exercise more on Thursday helped launch a national campaign to encourage everyone to drink more plain old-fashioned, calorie-free water.