Soda Consumption Falls In U.S.

Americans downed nearly a quarter less added sugar in 2008 than they did nine years earlier, due mainly to a decline in soda consumption, a new report concludes, according to Reuters News. 

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Editor’s Insight: This study indicates a significant decline in soda consumption has occurred since 2000. Despite this, obesity rates continue to increase, according to numerous reports. This indicates that sugar consumption and caloric intake are not the only factors contributing to obesity.

Public officials should realize that rising obesity is a relatively new social phenomenon and it is not well understood. Too many public officials are too quick to propose nutrition restrictions as a way to reduce obesity. 08-01-11 by Elliot Maras