#WarningLabel on Sodas and Sugary #Drinks

warninglabelSugar is a danger to those who don’t know when to say when.  California already brandishes these warning labels on soda. Now there’s talk to have them slapped on sports drinks. Drinks that contain 75-calories or more per 12-ounces may be required to garnish a warning label. The warning is to alert consumers that excess sugar is harmful to your health. Such manifestations can be seen in childhood obesity, fatty liver, and Type 2 diabetes. Obviously a warning label is not going to deter a thirsty being craving a sports drink of soda but it does check-off the accountability box. When a consumer knows the risk that lies within, the manufacturer and the government cannot feel badly that despite the ‘warning’, the decision was made knowing the potential aftermath.

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