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Would Warning Labels on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Affect Obesity in the US?

Obesity affects nearly 40% of US adults and may contribute to a gamut of other medical issues like cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancer. One of the most significant contributors to the obesity epidemic is the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) at higher than recommended levels. These levels are especially high among non-Hispanic black…

Trends in Dietary Carbohydrate, Protein, and Fat Intake and Diet Quality Among US Adults, 1999-2016

Survey Finds US Adults Consuming More Plant Protein and Less Refined Carbs Since 1999

Adults in the United States have reduced their intake of refined carbohydrates and increased their intake of complex carbohydrates, plant protein, and polyunsaturated fat from 1999 to 2016, a study in JAMA reports. Nutrition researchers performed a serial cross-sectional analysis of 24-hour dietary recall data taken from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Only…

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