Category Archives: Nutrition & Wellness

Coke ad shows exercise needed to burn off 1 soda

Coca-Cola released an online video that shows it takes 23 minutes of cycling to work off 140 calories from one can of soda, which the company said is an attempt to address energy balance. Brand consultant Laura Ries said the concept could backfire because many people are not going to see cycling for 23 minutes as fun. CBS MoneyWatch/The Associated Press (6/6)

Metabolic syndrome risk higher in boys who consume more sugary drinks

Taiwanese researchers found that adolescent boys who had moderate to high intake of sugary beverages showed a higher overall risk of metabolic syndrome than did girls and nondrinkers. Data also showed that boys who consumed more sugary drinks exhibited greater triglyceride levels than nondrinkers. The results appear in the journal Nutrients. Healio (free registration) (6/9)