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It Shouldn’t be so Easy to Drink Sugar in San Mateo County
Reducing sugary drink consumption will prevent health problems such as diabetes and obesity in San Mateo County.
Our bodies don’t compensate for liquid calories in the same way as calories from solid food. Drinking just one or two sugary drinks a day increases the chance of developing diabetes by over 25%. Just one a day increases a child’s risk of becoming overweight or obese by 55%.5 One in three children born in 2000 is expected to develop Type 2 diabetes in his or her lifetime.