The happy healthcare host, Mr. Divabetic traveled to Harlem, New York to raise awareness of the new the journal Diabetologia’s findings that drinking just one can of sugary soda a day increases the risk of developing diabetes.
The findings agree with earlier studies in the United States, which found daily soda consumption increased the risk of Type 2 diabetes by 25 percent.
Residents of East and Central Harlem are more likely to drink sugary drinks, and to drink 4 or more sugary drinks daily, than are residents in other New York City neighborhoods according to the New York City Health Department’s annual Community Health Survey.
Mr. Divabetic’s new Serve, Taste or Trash! Food Game (coming soon on YouTube) features three popular sugar sweetened beverages near the Apollo Theater to help everyday people better understand of the relationship between consumption of sugary drinks and diabetes.
The Apollo Theater is a national icon with a legacy that resonates across generations, ethnic groups and continents. Since opening its doors in 1914 and introducing the first Amateur Night contests in 1934, the Apollo Theater has played a major role in the emergence of innovative musical genres including jazz, swing, bebop, R&B, gospel, blues and soul. Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Billie Holiday, Sammy Davis Jr., James Brown, Bill Cosby, Gladys Knight, Luther Vandross, D’Angelo, Lauryn Hill and countless others began their road to stardom in the Apollo stage.
Mr. Divabetic talked to Billy Mitchell, the Apollo Ambassador and Tour Director about some of the little known facts about the theater and the legendary people who performed there.
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Original music by Douglas Clay: http://www.douglasclaymusic.com