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Carbonating the World: The Marketing and Health Impact of Sugar Drinks in Low- and Middle-income Countries

Public health officials, researchers, health advocates, and the public have become increasingly concerned about the over-consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs, including sugar-sweetened carbonated soft drinks, energy drinks, teas, fruit drinks, and others), because scientific research has determined that excessive consumption increases the risks of tooth decay, obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. This US-based report summarizes the strategies and effects of intensive marketing of sugar drinks by the food industry.

Resource Information

Date

January 1, 2016

Author

Center for Science in the Public Interest

Type

Report

Setting

Community-at-large, School

Age

Prenatal, Infant, Toddler (1-3), Children (4-11), Youth (12-17), Adults (18-64), Older Adults (65 and over)

Topic

Food Marketing, Sugar-Sweetened Beverages or Energy Drinks

Language

English

Jurisdiction

International

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