Why increasing the price of sugary drinks could be good for us all

Increasing the price of sugary drinks in restaurants and using traffic light labelling can help reduce consumption, a study suggests.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 12 June, 2019, 14:47

A number of measures appear to be effective in cutting intake of sugary drinks, according to a new Cochrane review of available evidence.

Consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages has been linked to weight gain and increased risk of diabetes and heart disease, and is one area being targeted by governments to tackle obesity.

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The review included 58 international studies, involving more than one million participants, which examined ways to reduce consumption of sugary drinks such as traffic light labels to show how healthy a drink is..