New York major Michael Bloomberg recently came up with a proposal to “protect the public from the soft-drink industry”.
The this proposal gets pushed through, there would be a ban on sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces. Whether you agree with the proposal or not (I personally think education would be a better way than additional regulation), the debate draws attention to an important fact: soft drinks are a major contributor to obesity and a threat to public health.
Medical experts say the soft-drink industry
pushes carbonated calories on children and employs the same well-financed lobbying tactics as Big Tobacco.
One doctor said before the hearing that the calorie-packed beverages increase the risk of diabetes, and are responsible for a big share of the “massive suffering and premature death” linked to obesity.
“Soda in large amounts is metabolically toxic,” said Walter Willett, a professor of epidemiology and nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health.
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