Canadian Diabetes Association Recommends Tax on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

"The Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) recently announced the recommendation of a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) in the context of the upcoming federal election. The association believes that this tax might be an effective measure to improve the health of the Canadian population and fight type 2 diabetes.

“Evidence-based studies conclusively demonstrate that excessive consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages directly increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. We are calling on federal leaders in this election to make a strong commitment to reduce consumption of SSBs to promote the health of Canadians.” said the CDA President and CEO Rick Blickstead in a press release"

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