Could a sugar tax reduce obesity rates in Australia? The answer is YES!

By Alexandra McCarthy |

Keys2words - Could a sugar tax reduce obesity rates in Australia? The answer is YES!

  • Since 1990, the .
  • And, in the last four years alone, there has been a in kids being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
  • A has also revealed that soft drink consumption is strongly associated with obesity.

A recently released mini-doco created by has delved into the impact of sugar consumption on the lives of Australians.

While the sugarcane business might be the lifeblood of regional Mackay, its impact on the rest of the country is worrying. And, new research has found that it’s that is causing the biggest problem!

From the 1960s to the 1990s, in Australia. A global review (which collected data from over 250,000 people, including Aussies), found that soft drinks, energy drinks and juices with added sugar are playing a massive role in obesity rates for both adults and kids. And, this research also revealed that these , including whether the individuals ate junk food or not.

The amount of weight loss surgeries has also – with some doctors recommending these operations for kids as young as 11 years old. With an estimated related to obesity and diabetes in Australia, we think the argument for a sugar tax is now well and truly overdue. How much longer can we really wait?

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