As a nation, we drink 679m litres of the stuff every year.
Children in the UK drink more energy drinks than in any other country in Europe — and many parents are unaware of the health risks.
The sugar tax relies on creating a price difference between high- and low-sugar drinks, but this could be cancelled out by bundled offers, such as fixed-price meal deals.
The type of sugar in popular soft drinks varies from country to country even if the brand name is the same.
A recent study found Australian soft drinks had higher concentrations of glucose than US soft drinks, which had more fructose. Does this mean Australian drinks are worse for health than US drinks?
Early detection and treatment of diabetes can be life-saving, but prevention by adopting healthier diets and lifestyle is even better.
Being able to buy processed "food-like" products is often seen as a mark of personal and material success. Little attention is paid to having a healthy diet.
A tax on sugary drinks wouldn’t just prevent obesity, it could recoup some of the costs from obesity to the taxpayer.
Obesity imposes enormous costs on the community, through higher taxes to fund extra government spending on health and from foregone tax revenue because obese people are more likely to be unemployed.
A widely quoted study produced for the soft drinks industry made much of the costs, but downplayed the benefits, of a tax on sugary drinks.
Tap, tap, boom!
Science has some answers.
Sugary drinks are high in energy and lead to weight gain and obesity.
It's time for Australia to follow the UK's lead and increase the price of sugary drinks.
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A new study linking sweetened drinks to heart disease is more confusing than enlightening
Load of rubbish.
One of the biggest ironies in the history of bottled water is the role that the soft drinks industry has had in its growth.
Repeated exposure to high levels of acid can cause tooth erosion.
Most of us know sugar is bad for teeth because it feeds bacteria that cause tooth decay. But fewer of us are aware that equally damaging is repeated exposure to acids in food and drinks.
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Last month Burger King took soft drinks off of their kids' menu. But will making low-fat milk and apple juice the new default options change how kids eat?
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The study drew a link between high energy snack foods and colorectal cancer.
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If policymakers understood what drives people to drink sugary drinks, they make take a different approach.
Policymakers should understand the urge to drink soft drinks is genetically determined, rather than being solely a lifestyle…