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January 16, 2014 | By Mary MacVean
Overweight and obese adults who use diet drinks to help them lose weight need to take another look at the food they eat, according to researchers who reported Thursday that those people ate more food calories than overweight people who drank sugar-sweetened beverages. The scientists writing in the American Journal of Public Health did not say the dieters should give up on no- and low-calorie drinks; rather, they said the dieters should look at what else they're consuming, especially sweet snacks, to find other ways to modify their diets.
October 20, 2012 | By Susan Carpenter
With the variety of chic diet sodas expanding faster than the contents of a CO 2 canister, we asked a few Times staffers to sample a dozen brands in a variety of flavors, such as cola, grape soda and root beer. Here are their thoroughly unscientific reviews: Clear winners Cascade Ice Acai Blueberry Pomegranate (sweetened with sucralose): "I enjoy this as a less sugary option to fruit juice. It's light but still has the berry taste. " Hank's Diet Root Beer (sweetened with aspartame)
March 17, 2008 | Jill U. Adams, Special to The Times
Artificial sweeteners -- those diet-friendly ways to satisfy the sweet tooth -- recently got some bad press. In a study that has spurred discussion among scientists and on dieting blogs, researchers at Purdue University found that rats consuming saccharin-sweetened yogurt ate more food overall and put on more weight during a two-week period than rats consuming glucose-sweetened yogurt. The rodent finding has led some to ask: Are artificial sweeteners really good for a diet? Or do they, in fact, undermine weight-loss efforts?
July 1, 1998 | From Bloomberg News
PepsiCo Inc. said Tuesday that it will introduce Pepsi One, a soda that uses a new no-calorie sweetener called Sunett, now that the Food and Drug Administration has cleared the artificial sweetener for use in beverages. The No. 2 soft drink company will roll out the drink by October with a massive advertising campaign in hopes of boosting sales in the sluggish domestic diet category. Pepsi One won't replace its Diet Pepsi drink, the company said.
January 11, 1993 | BRIAN STONEHILL, Brian Stonehill directs the media studies program at Pomona College. His work on the Criterion Collection laser disc of Francois Truffaut's film "The 400 Blows" will be released by Voyager next month.
Los Angeles, among its other geniuses of place, sets our culture's visual tone. It started, you might say, with "Hollywood," the figurative designation for the movie industry. Thomas Edison's first patent on the kinetoscope was filed 100 years ago this March from New Jersey. But movies quickly came to Southern California for the daylight and the varied terrain--and to dodge Edison's militia of patent enforcers. The movies taught us to admire the image.
For Pepsi-Cola Co., which will spend $100 million to introduce its Pepsi One diet cola on Oct. 17, getting consumers to notice the latest entry in the cola wars is just part of the battle. "Soda companies usually do a terrific job of building awareness that they've got a new product," said Gary Hemphill, vice president of Beverage Marketing, a New York-based magazine. "The big question is whether people will go back for that critical second sip."
February 21, 2001 | DONNA DEANE
These beautiful sake cups are made from a Japanese cypress wood called hinoki-the same used in the making of traditional Japanese baths. They are so elegant and simple that you'll want to display them as well as use them. The most traditional shape is the square, but the round cups are more contemporary. Sake cups, 3-inch square, $6; 3-inch round, $8; and 1 3/4-inch round, $6; from Yuzu, 1043 E. Green St., Pasadena. (626) 583-8707.
January 12, 1998 | BILL PLASCHKE
Don Shula, in honor of the 25th anniversary of his Miami Dolphins' perfect season, awarded the Broncos the championship trophy in a postgame ceremony on the Three Rivers Stadium field. With every word of his glowing speech, Shula was roundly booed. * Elway showed his experience with Super Bowl hype from the moment his news conference began. Drinking from a can containing a notable diet soda, he held up a can and said, "Think [they] will call me?"
October 26, 2010 | By Karen Kaplan, Los Angeles Times
High-fructose corn syrup is often singled out as Food Enemy No. 1 because it has become ubiquitous in processed foods over about the last 30 years – a period that coincides with a steep rise in obesity. One of the primary sources of HFCS in the American diet is soda – in fact, many public health advocates refer to soda as “liquid candy.” That nickname is more apt than advocates realized, according to a study published online this month by the journal Obesity.
February 10, 2000
Other earnings, excluding one-time gains or charges unless noted, include: * Humana Inc. said fourth-quarter profit from operations dropped 56% to $25 million, or 15 cents a share, but better than the 13 cents analysts expected, as the health insurer's medical expenses rose faster than premiums. Revenue rose 4% to $2.57 billion. * PepsiCo Inc. said earnings grew 26% in the fourth-quarter to $494 million, or 33 cents a share, 2 cents better than analysts forecast, on a 6.2% increase in sales.
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