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Averting obesity and type 2 diabetes in India through sugar-sweetened beverage taxation

Sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) consumption is established as a major risk factor for overweight and obesity, as well as an array of cardio-metabolic conditions, especially type 2 diabetes [1],[2]. The individual risk of type 2 diabetes attributable to SSB consumption remains statistically significant after adjustment for total energy consumption and body mass index (BMI) [3],[4].

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Sugary drinks add to coronary heart disease risk

Consuming soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages, but not artificially sweetened ones, is associated with increased risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) and adverse changes in lipids, inflammatory factors, and leptin. Key Point: Drinking sugar-sweetened beverages is linked to excess coronary heart disease risk. Patients should be counseled to limit their… 

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