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1 Soda A Day Equals 50 Pounds Of Sugar A Year, Says NYC Health Department
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Posted on 10/25/2011 8:24:15 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

1 Soda A Day Equals 50 Pounds Of Sugar A Year, Says NYC Health Department October 25, 2011 10:04 AM

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The New York City Health Department is launching a new campaign to show just how much sugar is in a can of soda.

The health department says drinking one soda a day equals 50 pounds of sugar a year, which can lead to problems like obesity, diabetes and heart disease.

“Sugary drinks are the largest single source of added sugar in the diet, and a child’s risk of obesity increases with every additional daily serving of a sugary drink,” said New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley in a statement.

Cathy Nonas, director of the city’s physical activity and nutrition program, says that 50 pounds of extra sugar can be harmful to the body.

“When we’re looking at a city where there is an epidemic of overweight and obesity and we look at the diseases that are associated with obesity, even in young kids, 50 pounds of sugar a year, of added sugar to rest of the diet, is way too much,” Nonas told 1010 WINS.

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KEYWORDS: nutrition; obesity; sugar
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Nanny statists.......
1 posted on 10/25/2011 8:24:22 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

I’m not terribly bothered when government agencies report the facts, and enable people to make good decisions.

I’m bothered when the government regulates in a way that distorts good decision making, like subsidizing the HFCS that soda pop actually contains instead of sugar.


2 posted on 10/25/2011 8:27:31 AM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Author of BullionBible.com - Makes You a Precious Metal Expert, Guaranteed.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Think of all the CO2 that is released into the atmosphere to cause global warming!/s.


3 posted on 10/25/2011 8:28:33 AM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: Sub-Driver

First they came for the smokers and you said nothing because you didn’t smoke...then they came for the salt users and again you said nothing...then the runny eggs, rare steaks, lightbulbs, flush toilets...now they’re coming for YOU.


4 posted on 10/25/2011 8:28:59 AM PDT by JrsyJack (a healthy dose of buckshot will probably get you the last word in any argument.)
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To: Sub-Driver

What does 3 beers a day equal?


5 posted on 10/25/2011 8:29:29 AM PDT by Repeal The 17th
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To: Sub-Driver

They must be basing it on a 16 oz soda.

Their figures are more or less correct though, given that an average soda is about 13+% sugar by weight.


6 posted on 10/25/2011 8:29:39 AM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: Sub-Driver

i can’t taste the diff so i drink diet. it probably causes cancer or something though...


7 posted on 10/25/2011 8:29:49 AM PDT by exist
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To: Sub-Driver

So?


8 posted on 10/25/2011 8:30:23 AM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: Sub-Driver

In unrelated news - NYC Health Department fails at math.

Coke has ~40 Grams of sugar in a 12 oz can
X 365 days a year
÷ 454 grams/lb
= 32 lbs

Granted 32 lbs of sugar is still alot (and I was liberally rounding) but it’s about 20lb short of 50


9 posted on 10/25/2011 8:30:42 AM PDT by PissAndVinegar
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To: Beelzebubba

“I’m not terribly bothered when government agencies report the facts, and enable people to make good decisions.”

I agree with you. Having said that, I think it’s really important for people struggling with their weight to remember that changing just one thing in your diet, and sticking with it, can have huge effects over time.


10 posted on 10/25/2011 8:31:35 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Sub-Driver

um.... i doubt it

hey~! Is Coca-cola is run by big libtards?

Let’s demand that they stop PUTTING CO2 IN THEIR DRINKS!!!

HOW COULD THEY BE SO CARELESS ABOUT “THE ENVIRONMENT”


11 posted on 10/25/2011 8:31:35 AM PDT by Mr. K (We need a TEA Party march on GOP headquarters ~!!)
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To: Sub-Driver
50 pounds / 365 days = 2.19 ounces per day or 62.14 grams per day. At 4 calories per gram, that can of soda would have 248 calories. Now the typical 12 ounce can has about 150 calories. Sounds like someone is either fudging their numbers or counting 20 ounce bottles the same as 12 ounce cans.
12 posted on 10/25/2011 8:31:54 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Compare "Delay is preferable to error" - Thomas Jefferson // "Pass this bill now!" - Barack Obama)
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To: Sub-Driver

So 2.2oz of a 12oz soda are sugar? ((50lbs * 16oz/lb)/365 days per year)

These people are IDIOTS.


13 posted on 10/25/2011 8:31:54 AM PDT by MortMan (Half the people make more than the median income in this country!)
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To: Sub-Driver

While I do agree people should cut down on the sugary drinks what business is it of NYC to tell anyone what they should or should not eat or drink. This country is still one where we are FREE to make our own decisions is it not??


14 posted on 10/25/2011 8:33:28 AM PDT by mk2000
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To: Sub-Driver

That number makes sense only in the context of total sugar consumption.


15 posted on 10/25/2011 8:34:39 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Delicious


16 posted on 10/25/2011 8:36:45 AM PDT by Flavius (What hopes for victory, Gaius Crastinus? What grounds for encouragement ?)
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s not the sugar that makes you fat, it’s the high fructose corn syrup........


17 posted on 10/25/2011 8:37:22 AM PDT by Red Badger (Obama's number one economics advisor must be a Magic Eight Ball.................)
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To: Sub-Driver
The New York City Health Department is launching a new campaign...

uhhh....shouldn't they be down at the Occupy Wall Street protests cleaning up all the pee & poop? That's a bigger health risk than a can of Sprite.

18 posted on 10/25/2011 8:38:24 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Sub-Driver

Sure, 50 lbs sounds like a lot, but when you break it down it’s only like a can of pop a day.


19 posted on 10/25/2011 8:39:04 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Repeal The 17th

—What does 3 beers a day equal?—

Before, or after lunch?


20 posted on 10/25/2011 8:40:29 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Flavius; Sub-Driver; Mr Ramsbotham; mk2000; Mr. K; pieceofthepuzzle; KarlInOhio; PissAndVinegar; ...

It’s not the sugar that makes you fat, it’s the high fructose corn syrup........

http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S26/91/22K07/


21 posted on 10/25/2011 8:42:05 AM PDT by Red Badger (Obama's number one economics advisor must be a Magic Eight Ball.................)
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To: Sub-Driver

An apple a day keeps the doctor away and adds about 18.5 lbs of sugar to your diet a year. So maybe just have a Coke every other day and that will also keep the doctor away.


22 posted on 10/25/2011 8:42:05 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter Hobbit)
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To: Sub-Driver
This is a total waste of money study and ad campaign. It is no ones business what people drink and how much sugar is in it. Like there are not any other real safety issues in that nanny state?

Last I heard, there was still a massive bed bug infestation in the city. That seems like a more pressing issue that sugar.

23 posted on 10/25/2011 8:42:18 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Isn’t this the same bunch that says rats, the four-legged variety, ain’t a health hazard?


24 posted on 10/25/2011 8:45:12 AM PDT by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: Repeal The 17th

“What does 3 beers a day equal?”
A spare tire in 2 years or less?


25 posted on 10/25/2011 8:52:17 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: PissAndVinegar
I did the math too and saw your post before I posted my results.

NYC Health Department FAILS at Math! Sheesh, what dumba$$es.

26 posted on 10/25/2011 8:55:23 AM PDT by Paradox (The rich SHOULD be paying more taxes, and they WOULD, if they could make more money.)
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To: Red Badger

Aw jeeeeeez..................


27 posted on 10/25/2011 8:55:28 AM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: Sub-Driver
It's NOYB.

How much are you getting paid to do this?

Where is the money coming from?

How can we defund you and make you get a real job?

28 posted on 10/25/2011 8:56:08 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them." --Ronald Reagan)
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To: Sub-Driver

Count me as mildly surprised that they did not extrapolate that figure over a lifetime so that they could push even scarier numbers.

Also notice how they conveniently “forgot” to mention how much sugar is in a comparably-sized portion of orange juice or apple juice, or how many carbs are in an apple a day...


29 posted on 10/25/2011 8:56:21 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: exist

You are lucky, I guess. I can taste the difference. Drinking sugar free stuff is like drinking poison. So one wonders just why they can’t cut sugar or corn syrup in half. My other half cuts sugar by half in most recipes and things taste just fine. Wonder why they can’t do that with soda drinks.

Math time: 28 grams a day times 365 Hmmmm.

453.6 grams to a pound, 31 grams in a troy ounce

One per day equals 28X365 or 10,220 grams per year assuming no other sugar intake. That is a big assumption.

10220/453.6 equals 22.53 a far cry from fifty pounds. Or my math is screwed up. Could be.


30 posted on 10/25/2011 8:56:37 AM PDT by wita
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To: Red Badger

Its the sugar that makes you fat, trust me. You can argue that HFCS is worse than Sucrose, but still, any excess calories are going to make you fat. That includes sugar.


31 posted on 10/25/2011 9:00:20 AM PDT by Paradox (The rich SHOULD be paying more taxes, and they WOULD, if they could make more money.)
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To: MortMan

I drink 4-6 real Cokes a day. I also eat a well balanced diet. I am 5’2” tall.

I weigh 99 pounds, soaking wet.


32 posted on 10/25/2011 9:00:20 AM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Sub-Driver

Corn Syrup is NOT sugar


33 posted on 10/25/2011 9:01:55 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: facedown

It’s really simple.

Sugar is metabolized immediately as an energy booster.
High fructose corn syrup is stored in the body as fat.

I suspect that this study is the reason for all the commercials touting ‘corn sweetener’ as being no different than sugar, from the CORN LOBBY of course.

We, in America are caught between two powerful lobbies in DC. The Corn Lobby and the Sugar Lobby.........


34 posted on 10/25/2011 9:03:38 AM PDT by Red Badger (Obama's number one economics advisor must be a Magic Eight Ball.................)
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To: Sub-Driver

Their math is seriously flawed.

A full can of soda is 160 calories, which is 10 teaspoons of sugar.
That works out to 76 cups of sugar a year for 365 cans. Not 50 pounds, closer to 38 pounds. That’s for the FULL can.

Most soda manufacturers consider a 12 ounce can 2 servings.

Half that (18.93 lbs) is what 365 servings of soda/year works out to.

In other words, they are exaggerating by OVER 2 1/2 times the amount of sugar consumed by drinking soda.

IF they exaggerate so badly on such a minor thing, who could possibly take anything they say seriously?


35 posted on 10/25/2011 9:10:00 AM PDT by Don W (You can forget what you do for a living when your knees are in the breeze.)
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To: Sub-Driver
With all my issues, drinking carbonated sugar-water isnt one of them... ▲
36 posted on 10/25/2011 9:11:58 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways a Guero y Guay Lao << >> with a floating, shifting, ever changing)
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To: Red Badger
Sugar is metabolized immediately as an energy booster. High fructose corn syrup is stored in the body as fat.

Nonsense. "Sugar" is sucrose = one glucose and one fructose (they are linked together but are cleaved in the stomach). HFCS 55, for example, is the same ratio of glucose/fructose as "sugar" (and the same sweetness). There is no difference as to how they are metabolized.

37 posted on 10/25/2011 9:21:01 AM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: wita

Speaking of math. Mistake number one, Pepsi has 41 grams, not 28. Must have gotten that one off of Gator Aid. Nope, Gator Aid 14 grams per 8 oz


38 posted on 10/25/2011 9:21:19 AM PDT by wita
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To: facedown
There is no difference as to how they are metabolized.

I didn't say there was...........

39 posted on 10/25/2011 9:25:59 AM PDT by Red Badger (Obama's number one economics advisor must be a Magic Eight Ball.................)
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To: Don W

Maybe they are using bigger cans............

40 posted on 10/25/2011 9:29:25 AM PDT by Red Badger (Obama's number one economics advisor must be a Magic Eight Ball.................)
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To: Sub-Driver

How do they measure high fructose corn syrup as 50 pounds of sugar?


41 posted on 10/25/2011 9:35:36 AM PDT by Bigg Red
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To: Sub-Driver

The NYC Health Department needs to call for ending sugar subsidies.


42 posted on 10/25/2011 9:44:13 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Sub-Driver

43 posted on 10/25/2011 9:52:00 AM PDT by douginthearmy
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To: Repeal The 17th
What does 3 beers a day equal?

A good day!

44 posted on 10/25/2011 9:53:33 AM PDT by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: wita

“So one wonders just why they can’t cut sugar or corn syrup in half.”

Sales.

Years ago, Pepsi marketed a Pepsi that was half real, half diet. 60 calories a can, and I couldn’t tell the difference between it and real Pepsi - but no one bought it.

Baskin-Robbins once marketed diet ice cream, only to find it both didn’t sell, and hurt sales of their regular ice cream.


45 posted on 10/25/2011 9:54:04 AM PDT by Mr Rogers ("they found themselves made strangers in their own country")
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s not nanny state to spread information.

Sugar and HFCS are both equally bad for you, and Americans eat way too much of them causing massive health problems


46 posted on 10/25/2011 10:07:33 AM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: PissAndVinegar

I’m going to caution that the labeling on a can of coke speaks of the information per serving. A serving is 6oz - half a can. If one consumes the entire can, the ingested amounts will be double the listed amount.


47 posted on 10/25/2011 10:07:40 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Sub-Driver

The country’s falling apart and they worry about sugar?


48 posted on 10/25/2011 10:09:37 AM PDT by GOPJ (OWS - a scam to shift blame for unemployment and misery away from Obama..)
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To: Sub-Driver

Sugar is a renewable resource.... good for the economy...


49 posted on 10/25/2011 10:18:37 AM PDT by hosepipe
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