20 Jul '12, 9am

100 Organizations Call on Surgeon General for Report on Soda

100 Organizations Call on Surgeon General for Report on Soda

A group of almost 100 national and local health, medical, and consumer organizations, plus a handful of municipal public health departments and more than 20 prominent individuals are calling on the Surgeon General of the United States to issue a report on the health effects of soda and other sugary drinks. Referencing the impact of the 1964 Surgeon General’s report on tobacco use, the groups and individuals hope that a report on soda will evaluate the insalubrious effects and better-publicize the health impact of indulging in too many sugary drinks. “Soda and other sugary drinks are the only food or beverage that has been directly linked to obesity, a major contributor to coronary heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and some cancers, and a cause of psychosocial problems,” the groups wrote in the letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius. “Yet, ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/health/100-organizations-call-s...

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