Nutrition: Rise in Soda Price Linked to Better Health

New research provides evidence that proposed taxes on soft drinks may make young people healthier.

The study, which collected food intake data from 12,123 young adults for 20 years, found that with every 10 percent increase in the price of a two-liter bottle, people consumed 7 percent fewer calories from soda. They also took in fewer calories over all.

When people faced an even larger increase — $1 for a two-liter bottle of soda, comparable to a proposed tax in Philadelphia — they consumed 124 fewer calories a day, the study found. The lower soda intake was associated with a drop in weight of more than two pounds — and a lower risk for pre-diabetes. The study appears in the March 8 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine.

George Lopez Vs. Conan O’Brien: Late Night Wars

Will another late night war brew between George Lopez and Conan O’Brien?

Turns out the former ‘Tonight Show’ host is moving to TBS this November and may steal the spotlight from Lopez. According to reports, Conan’s new show will air Monday through Thursday at 11 p.m., shifting ‘Lopez Tonight’ to 12 midnight!

The new show can either be a great lead-in for ‘Lopez Tonight’ or have the Mexican-American host playing second fiddle.

Let’s not forget that when O’Brien’s late night war with Jay Leno began a few months ago, NBC wanted the former’s show scheduled past midnight. Apparently Conan wasn’t having it and walked away with a $32 million settlement package.