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Got junk food? Peyton Manning, LeBron James and other star athletes criticized for promoting sugary drinks & questionable edibles

October 10th, 2013

Peyton Manning might be off to a great season on the field, but a study of junk food endorsements by top athletes sacked Manning, among others, for pushing fast food and sugary drinks to the kids who idolize them. Manning, according to the study, receives millions to promote fast food and a sugar-laden beverage that’s marketed as a sports drink, but critics say is better viewed as a contributor to obesity.

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BPA exposure poses greater risk to girls, study shows

October 24th, 2011

Behavioural and emotional problems in young girls are being linked to their exposure to the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) – a common chemical found in plastics – while still in the womb, according to a new study released today in Pediatrics.

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