Skip to comments.U.S. doctors target sugary drinks bought by government
Posted on 06/20/2013 5:54:57 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
(Reuters) - The American Medical Association joined the effort to discourage consumption of sugary drinks on Wednesday with a pledge to work to get them off U.S. government food aid programs for the poor.
The nation's largest physician group said removing the sugary beverages from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program would help reduce weight-related health problems.
"The AMA is working to improve the nation's health care outcomes, particularly cardiovascular disease and diabetes, which are often linked to obesity," said AMA President Dr. Ardis Dee Hoven said in a statement.
The group's stance came a day after mayors in 18 cities, including New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, sent a letter to Congress asking members to maintain funding for the food program, known as SNAP, while cutting its subsidy of sugary drinks.
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Orange juice and some of the other fruit juices have more calories and as much sugar as sweetened carbonated drinks. And, the sugar is the current badboy, fructose.
I find many fruit juices so sweet that I dilute them upwards of 50% with water.
I’ve been to AMA conferences and they feed doctors a bunch of high carbs and sugary drinks.
Say what you like about the Nanny State (and I agree with most of it); however, personally I’m of the opinion that corn sweetener kills more people every year than traffic accidents.
Don’t forget the DRUGS they always seem to have money for either.
Thanks for the ping!
They still use that meme...lol! Liberals always project their own dark shadows on others. It is pathological.
If you’re thirsty, drink water.
If you’re hungry, eat food. Food stamps should not cover beverages. Milk? That’s one for WIC.
I love it when people put sweet’n low in the coffee they drink to wash down the big fat cheese danish they just stuffed in their piehole.
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