Diet Soda Drinkers Lost More Weight Than Water Drinkers

By MARY MacVEAN Los Angeles Times Published: May 3, 2015 6:00AM LOS ANGELES (TNS) — People taking part in a weight-loss program did better over 12 weeks if they drank diet soda than if they drank only water, researchers reported recently. Among the 303 dieters, the people who drank only water lost 8.4 pounds; those…

104-Year-Old Woman Says Dr. Pepper Keeps Her Young

From The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: See story here The secret to longevity, you might be surprised to learn, has nothing to do with exercise, great medical care or drinking lots of water. At least if you ask one centenarian. A Texas woman celebrating her 104th birthday said she’s outsmarted Father Time and Mother Nature by imbibing…

South Carolina’s Transportation Needs

South Carolina is not alone in having inadequate and dilapidated highways and bridges; this is a national problem. The “road” to getting additional funding for South Carolina’s transportation system will be a bumpy ride!! Two plans were introduced in the S.C. House of Representatives yesterday. The Governor’s plan would add 10 cents to the existing…

12 Lawmakers to Watch

By CASSIE COPE ccope@thestate.com   The State Newspaper January 11, 2015 During the 2015 session that starts Tuesday, lawmakers will be driving issues ranging from finding money to pay for the state’s multibillion-dollar road-repair needs to legalizing medical marijuana. A look at some of the key lawmakers and the issues that each champions that will…

South Carolina 2015 Legislative Session: Looking Ahead

HOUSE In a little more than a month, Columbia will welcome back state Senators and Representatives to begin South Carolina’s 121st General Assembly. In order to “hit the ground running”, the House is meeting this week to get organized by electing officers, making committee assignments and changing the House rules. The House elected Representative Jay…

Why Higher Taxes on Sugary Foods Don’t Work

Huffington Post – Politics Patrick Luciani The Heart and Stroke Foundation (HSF) has just come out with new guidelines to lower consumption of what they call “added sugar” to no more than 10 per cent — or ideally 5 per cent — of total calorie intake per day. That number today is around 13 per…

Coca-Cola Tests Lower Calorie Soda in Colatown

BY KRISTY EPPLEY RUPON COLUMBIA, SC — Columbia’s Fresh Market is among the test sites for the new Coca-Cola Life product, which has a third fewer calories and sugar than the original Coke. Glass bottles of the new Coke, which uses a sweetener blend of sugar and the stevia leaf extract, went on sale this…