A researcher, Professor Simon Capewell, from the University’s Department of Public Health and Policy says sugary drinks are ‘killing us’. The Public Health researcher and advocate says sugar, especially the sugar in sugary drinks, is the single biggest cause of obesity.
Currently, he is fighting for sugary drinks to be treated the same as tobacco which means, higher taxes and stricter limits on advertising.
Professor Capewell, a Professor of Epidemiology at the University and Vice President for Policy at the UK Faculty of Public Health, states the industry is ‘fighting back’ with huge advertising campaigns and suspect research.
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