WHO, has applauded South Africa for passing a bill to implement a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages

The World Health Organisation, WHO, has applauded South Africa for passing a bill to implement a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages, a move that will seek to reverse the alarming numbers of diabetes cases and other Non-Communicable Diseases associated with obesity. South Africans are among the top ten consumers of sugary drinks in the world, and research has shown that drinking just one sugary fizzy drink a day increases one's chance of being overweight by 27 percent for adults and 55 percent for children. To find out more on this, Elizabeth Lediga spoke to WHO's Dr Leo Nederveen.....
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