In a study that’s sure to shake up the soda ban debate, Harvard researchers have linked the sugary drinks to 180,000 deaths a year worldwide, 25,000 in the United States alone.
One on side, there is the doctor overseeing this study stating that ”I think our findings should really impel policymakers to make effective policies to reduce sugary beverage consumption since it causes a significant number of deaths.”
Countering that opinion, many politicians, as well as the American Beverage Association criticized the study. ”It is simply not the role of government to micro-regulate citizens’ dietary decisions,” Bryant said in a statement. “The responsibility for one’s personal health depends on individual choices about a proper diet and appropriate exercise.”
Where do you stand? Is limiting serving sizes of sugary drinks reasonable and in the best health interest of millions of consumers…or government overreach?