Sugary drinks tax has been up for discussion in the last few months in the US and the UK. Despite the fact that the companies which produce these drinks are opposing this tax, researchers are showing more and more benefits.
A new research conducted in the UK showed the benefits of sugary drinks tax, including the profit and the health benefits. The study showed that people will consume less sugar which will lead to lower risk of developing certain conditions such as diabetes and tooth decay.
Researchers mentioned that the effect of this tax won’t be big but it will be significant. People will drink less sugary drinks, there will be more money because of the tax and the health of people will be better. This is a win-win situation. The producers of these drinks are the only one who will lose.
Researchers mentioned that the ones who will benefit from this tax the most are children. Those under 18 tend to consume more products like this and they also have less money than adults. This means that they’ll have to drink less. This would help them have a better, healthier life.
Of course, the firms that produce these drinks mentioned that there is no evidence that this tax is going to cut obesity. These drinks are going to be taxed starting 2018 in the UK. The tax is going to be different for every type of sugary drink. Light and diet drinks won’t have a tax.
This recent study showed that people would benefit from cutting sugar because sugar causes a lot of health problems. The companies that produce these drinks don’t believe that people will stop drinking sugary drinks just because of a tax.
The study showed that if there is a 15% cut in sugar there will be fewer adults and children with obesity. They also mentioned that the risk of developing diabetes will be lower. This tax could really help people understand that these types of drinks are dangerous if they are consumed daily.
Despite the fact that this tax won’t be enough for solving the obesity problem, it could be a great start for it. Once people start cutting down sugar they will see the difference with their own eyes.
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