PHAdvocates' Harold Goldstein: Reining in California's Skyrocketing Diabetes Epidemic

  • Posted on: Aug 25 2016


By Harold Goldstein, Executive Director, Public Health Advocates.

Have you ever heard that if you put a frog in cold water and slowly turn up the heat, the frog will never jump out? It turns out that's not true. Frogs sense the slowly changing temperature and jump out long before they are scalded.

Nov 15 Conference: Diabetes Epidemic in CA, What Can Cities Do?

  • Posted on: Aug 2 2016

This important and timely conference, hosted by Public Health Advocates (formerly CCPHA), will showcase new research findings from UCLA describing diabetes and prediabetes levels in California cities. The conference is designed for city, public health and community leaders to find out more about how prediabetes is impacting their communities, learn why the diabetes epidemic matters for cities and explore steps that cities can take to become more attractive by promoting health equity and community vitality.

Q&A on Soda Taxes with Harold Goldstein - Soda Taxes: Gaining Steam or Getting Steamrolled?

  • Posted on: Jul 19 2016

By Anna Gorman for California Healthline.

A sip of soda will become more expensive next year in Philadelphia, which recently became the second city in the United States to pass a tax on sugary beverages — after Berkeley voters passed one in 2014.

The Philadelphia measure, approved by the City Council in June, could lend momentum to efforts by public health advocates to get similar taxes enacted elsewhere around the nation.

UCLA study released: Prediabetes is Epidemic in CA

  • Posted on: Mar 10 2016

Nearly half of California adults – including one out of every three young adults – have prediabetes, a precursor to life-threatening type 2 diabetes, or undiagnosed diabetes, according to a new study conducted by UCLA's Center for Health Policy Research, with support from the California Center for Public Health Advocacy released today!

The truth about Coca-Cola is coming out

  • Posted on: Sep 9 2015

By Harold Goldstein,  Executive Director, California Center for Public Health Advocacy, a Davis-based nonprofit.

You may have heard recently about Coca-Cola’s foray into the halls of scientific research. America’s once-loved — but increasingly maligned — corporation has taken a page out of Big Tobacco’s playbook by funding researchers to publish medical studies friendly to their bottom line.

Don't Believe Industry-paid 'Experts' on Soda and Diabetes

  • Posted on: Jul 22 2014
By Robert Lustig and Michael Goran. Special to the Sacramento Bee.
Upton Sinclair once said, “It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends on his not understanding it.”
That’s certainly the case with the beverage industry’s aggressive efforts to recruit quasi-nutritionists to promote their ridiculous and scientifically disproven arguments – for example, that eating fruit has the same effect on the human body as drinking a soda.