It’s an interesting debate about whether to ban sugar-sweetened drinks.
Two studies of U.S. adults found that greater consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages was associated with a pronounced genetic predisposition to elevated BMI and increased obesity risk. Proposals to reduce consumption of sugary drinks, which are implicated as a major contributor to obesity, are designed to counteract the environmental risk of beverage marketing. While education is presented as an alternative to policy solutions, neither is a substitute for the other. Education about the risks of sugary beverages is clearly necessary, yet the obesity epidemic continues to grow, making it clear that education alone won’t solve this problem.
And so the debate continues… Let me know your thoughts!