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Tuesday, 12 March 2013 16:46

Despite ruling, soda ban is still a great idea...experts, What is your call?

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A court may have ruled against New York’s supersized soda ban, but many prominent nutrition experts applaud any effort to limit how many sugary drinks Americans gulp down.

“There is really very clear evidence now that soft drinks are related to weight gain and obesity and, most certainly, diabetes,” says Dr. Walter Willett, a nutrition expert at the Harvard School of Public Health.

“We are in the midst of an epidemic of diabetes and obesity. The evidence is very clear that soda consumption has a role in the epidemic,” Willett added in a telephone interview.

“The evidence of harm for soda is longer than for anything else that we normally consume,” Willett says. “And there’s absolutely no benefit. Most foods, even if they are not the healthiest foods, have some nutritional value. Here it is all harm, no nutritional value. And the amounts being consumed are massive.”

The American Heart Association says Americans take in an average of 22 teaspoons of added sugar a day -- about 355 calories’ worth. 

Not only in America sugary drinks intake is a health risk world wide. Do you think banning Soda or sugary drinks will help to control obesity and other health problems that world is facing?

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