California Proposes a Law to Label Obesity, Diabetes Warning on Sugary Drinks

May 23, 2014 11:05 PM

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Lawmakers in California on Friday proposed a strict measure to force soft drink companies to put warnings of obesity, diabetes and tooth decay on labels. The proposal, if passed, will play a significant role in curbing consumption of high-calorie beverages claimed to be responsible for an epidemic of childhood obesity by medical experts.

The move is intended to persuade people drink less soda in the state, which has already banned sodas and junk food in public schools in 2005.

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