Sarah Fine

Youths Demand Truth About Dangers of Sugary Drinks

The soda tax wars have subsided in the San Francisco Bay Area but the negative health effects of sugary drink consumption in our most vulnerable populations remain. Staggeringly, almost one-quarter of teens today have pre-diabetes – double the rate of just 10 years ago. One in three youth born in the U.S. after the year 2000 will get type 2 diabetes in their lifetimes (1 in 2 young people of color) along with some or all of its major health consequences including stroke, kidney failure, blindness and amputations.

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