A few weeks ago, I pointed out what should be painfully obvious – poison peddlers continue to dominate Super Bowl advertising and promote products that are killing us. I also referenced a new study from JAMA Internal Medicine that revealed a single serving of a sugar-sweetened beverage per day – I’m looking at you, soda – increases the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Apparently, that study caught the eye of some responsible lawmakers in California.
A bill is being proposed that would require sugary drinks sold in California to have health warning labels like the ones found on a pack of cigarettes and a container of alcohol. This label would state:
STATE OF CALIFORNIA SAFETY WARNING: Drinking beverages with added sugar(s) contributes to obesity, diabetes, and tooth decay.