We've all heard about how important it is to control our good and bad cholesterol, HDL and LDL. But there's another fat in the blood called triglycerides which may predict which young people are most at risk for life-threatening disease.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says that if New Yorkers want to kill themselves with sugar - that's their right. That was the mayor's response Monday to a small, peaceful protest rally against the soda ban on a sidewalk near City Hall Park - dubbed The Million Big Gulp March.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg is proposing a ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks in the city's restaurants, delis and movie theaters in the hopes of combating obesity - an expansion of his administration's efforts to encourage healthy behavior by limiting residents' choices.