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The Fat Debate

July 31, 2015

Ever since the 2015 U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) dropped its decades-long warning on fat consumption, there has been an ongoing debate in the science community over whether we should stop targeting a single nutrient as “bad.”

Dr. David Katz, director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center, points out in his blog on LinkedIn that some of the most nutritious foods (walnuts, almonds, flaxseeds, avocado and salmon) can be high in fat. So, too, can be what many deem to be “healthful” diets, such as Mediterranean diets.

“Focusing just on fat, or any other nutrient, does not lead reliably to a wholesome, health-promoting diet,” he says.

Exactly. Nutrients, whether fat, sugar or salt, are essential to our bodies. The erroneous advice given by a previous DGAC…


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News Releasesview all News Releases

July 22, 2015

Beverage Industry Responds to British Medical Journal Paper on Diabetes

In response to “Consumption of sugar sweetened beverages, artificially sweetened beverages, and fruit juice and incidence of type 2 diabetes; systematic review, meta-analysis, and estimation of population attributable fraction,” a paper published today in the British Medical Journal, the American Beverage Association issued the following statement:

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June 30, 2015

Beverage Industry Responds to Study That Purports to Link Beverages to Global Disease

America’s beverage companies are committed to being part of real solutions to public health challenges. This study does not show that consuming sugar-sweetened beverages causes chronic diseases and the authors themselves acknowledge that they are at best estimating effects of sugar-sweetened beverage consumption.

America’s beverage companies are doing their part to offer consumers the fact-based information and the beverage options they need to make the right choices for themselves and their families.

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May 27, 2015

Alliance for a Healthier Generation and America’s Beverage Companies Announce New York City Neighborhoods Now Part of Community Initiative To Help Reduce Beverage Calories Consumed

(NEW YORK) –The Alliance for a Healthier Generation and America’s beverage companies announced today that New York City will now be part of a community-based initiative to help reduce beverage calories consumed by 20 percent per person by 2025 in neighborhoods where there has been less interest in or access to lower-calorie and smaller-portion beverages.

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May 18, 2015

Alliance for a Healthier Generation and America’s Beverage Companies Start Work In Little Rock Neighborhoods As Part Of Community Initiative To Help Reduce Beverage Calories Consumed

(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) – The Alliance for a Healthier Generation and America’s beverage companies announced today that work will begin in four Little Rock communities on a highly focused initiative to help reduce calories consumed from beverages in neighborhoods where there has been less interest in or access to lower-calorie and smaller-portion beverages.

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Today's SmartBrief

SodaStream launches new flavors as it braces for rival Kold

SodaStream International is recasting itself as a "sparkling water" dispenser as rival Keurig Green Mountain prepares to launch the Kold home carbonation machine in partnership with the Coca-Cola Co. SodaStream is launching a line of low-calorie drink mixes to appeal to consumers looking for healthy alternatives. The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model) (7/30)

Nestle Waters to open $40M bottling plant in S.C.

Nestle Waters North America will open a $40 million bottling plant early next year near McBee, S.C. The plant will have two bottling lines for producing bottled spring water and purified spring water under the Deer Park and Pure Life brands. FoodBev.com (7/30)

3 European Coca-Cola bottlers discussing possible merger

Three of the Coca-Cola Co.'s European bottlers, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Coca-Cola Iberian Partners and Germany's Coca-Cola Erfrischungsgetranke AG are in advanced talks about a merger. The move would expand the Coca-Cola Co.'s global strategy to consolidate its bottlers and reduce costs. The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model) (7/30)

Study: Beetroot juice may improve cardiovascular function

Daily consumption of beetroot juice could improve cardiovascular health and increase exercise tolerance in healthy people, according to a study published in the American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology. Researchers found that healthy men with an average age of 21 who drank 2 ounces of beetroot juice per day for 15 days showed a significant reduction in systolic and diastolic blood pressure and that endothelial function improved by more than 5%. BeverageDaily.com (France) (7/30) Click Here to Receive ABA SmartBrief Alerts

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America’s Beverage Companies Are Delivering

When America’s beverage companies work together, we make great things happen. As an industry, we are committed to helping consumers achieve a balanced lifestyle.  Through initiatives such as our School Beverage Guidelines, which drove a 90 percent reduction in beverage calories in schools, to our Balance Calories Initiative, we continue to do our part to help in our nation’s fight against obesity. 

Watch this video to learn more about our industry’s efforts to help support its customers, consumers and communities – and how we’re delivering. 

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