Sunday, 10 January 2016

Calls for sugar tax intensify as study links obesity to cancer - ITV News

Calls for sugar tax intensify as study links obesity to cancer - ITV News

Remember when the headlines used to be dominated by the damage cigarettes and alcohol were doing to our health? Now it seems barely a week goes by without a warning that our addiction to sugar is killing us.
Today three more reports will add to growing pressure on the government to take a more proactive approach to the UK's obesity problem.
First comes new research suggesting that 300,000 cases of diabetes and one million cases of obesity could be avoided over the next two decades if the amount of sugar in sweetened drinks was cut by 40%.

1 comment:

  1. First and foremost, complex health conditions, such as obesity and cancer, stem from a number of factors and are not uniquely caused by beverage consumption. Among the risk factors we can control to achieve a healthy weight, balancing total calories consumed from all sources and countering this intake with physical activity is key. Education can help people adopt this holistic approach, whereas regulation will have no such effect on fundamentally changing behaviors in a meaningful and substantive way.

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