An analysis of 23 studies published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that using warning labels on sugary drinks—a category that includes soda, sports drinks and fruit-flavored drinks—was generally linked to notable reductions in purchases.
That’s important news considering that research hailing from the University of California San Diego and San Diego State University found an almost 20% higher risk of cardiovascular disease in women who consumed one or more sugar-sweetened beverages per day, compared with women who abstained from these sugary drinks or rarely consumed them.
Up next, studying the best ways to design warnings to maximize their impact and, of course, convincing appropriate regulatory bodies that these graphics should be universally implemented, as was the case with cigarettes.
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