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The American Cancer Society recently called on the US Surgeon General to conduct a comprehensive review on the effects sugary drinks have on obesity. Dick Woodruff, vice president of federal affairs for the ACS’s advocacy arm said:
“There is an obesity epidemic … and one in three cancer deaths are due to nutrition and physical activities, including overweight and obesity.” Read more…
The advocacy arm of the American Cancer Society wants “an unbiased and comprehensive report” on all sugary drinks to ultimately shift the American public’s behavior, similar to the shift in smoking after the 1964 landmark report on the effects of smoking.
It is an interesting time for the beverage industry considering the possible NYC ban on large soft drinks that Mayor Bloomberg has proposed. It is our stance that sugary drinks are a major contributor to health problems in this country. Any study that can counter the studies paid for by the beverage industry will surely strengthen this argument.
Will 2012 be the turning point for the soft drink industry? Do you think there will be a shift in consumer behavior? Will soft drinks become the next cigarettes?