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Editorial: Fight fat, dump school sodas

作者:毛莺    发布时间:2019-03-02 09:12:00    

WHAT’s to be done when one-third of a nation’s children are at risk of becoming obese, and the number of clinically overweight has doubled in 20 years? One option, chosen by the US, is to remove unnecessary high-calorie food from the diet. Last week, major soft-drinks manufacturers accepted a deal to limit sugar-rich drinks sold in school vending machines (see “Sugary drinks leave school”). According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, many of today’s canned drinks are sweetened with an energy-rich form of sugar called high-fructose corn syrup. Some contain the equivalent of 150 kilocalories,

 

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