In a feel-good column about mother-knows-best practical health advice, a Los Angeles Times columnist falls prey to the baseless claims about soft drinks. Sally Squires writes: “Growing scientific evidence shows that soft drinks contribute to caffeine dependence and may cause the premature bone loss that leads to osteoporosis. There’s also a link between non-diet soft drinks and obesity.” For the truth about all of these junk-science claims, check out Hop on Pop, our report on the cultural war being waged against soda.