• By Robert Nellis

MEDIA ADVISORY: Experts Available To Comment On Proposed Soft Drink Ban – org

May 31, 2012

Mayo Clinic obesity experts are available to comment on the proposal to ban super-sized soft drinks in New York City. 

  • Michael Jensen, M.D., endocrinologist and obesity researcher – who says:
    “Sweetened soft drinks, especially in excess, are essentially empty calories. There’s no nutritional benefit except if you need a lot of easily consumable energy, which is uncommon except for athletes. You can obtain much more nutritional benefit from water and a piece of fruit. Excess consumption of sweetened soft drinks is one of many contributors to obesity.”
  • James Levine, M.D., Ph.D., endocrinologist and obesity researcher.
  • Donald Hensrud, M.D., endocrinologist and director, Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program.


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