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Obesity warning may appear on soft drink labels

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Will obesity warning labels be placed on soft drink labels in the near future?

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With obesity being an issue throughout the United States, California is the first state that has stepped forward with the idea of placing obesity warnings on soft drink labels.

While most realize calories should not be taken in the form of liquids and that such beverages have no benefit, most will admit that soft drinks are something they enjoy on a regular basis. Obesity warnings on the labels may help some use better judgment.

According to Food Safety News, the California Senate passed a bill that would call for such warning labels on drinks containing sugar. The warning would be placed on all beverages that have as much as 75 calories in a 12 ounce serving and would state: Drinking beverages with added sugar(s) contributes to obesity, diabetes and tooth decay.

Known as the "Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Safety Warning Act" some may wonder if they will see such warnings on soda or soft drink and juice containers in their area. It is not clear at this time how many states will follow California's lead and also require warning labels on such beverages.

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