Sodas for the Suicidal –

Oct. 28, 2019 – But critics point out that obesity rates have continued to rise even though consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages in America has fallen in the last 16 years. About half of all adults consume sugary drinks on any given day, down from roughly 62 percent in 2003. Large beverage companies like Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and the Dr Pepper Snapple Group are also offering many more drinks that have low or no calories. More than half of the beverages they sell today contain no sugar, said William Dermody, a spokesman for the American Beverage Association.

“We believe that the actions America’s leading beverage companies are taking to reduce sugar across their broad portfolio of products is a better and more effective way to help reduce the amount of sugar people get from beverages than unpopular bans,” he said. Concerns about sugar have prompted at least 30 medical centers nationwide to stop selling sugary drinks… 

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