According to the Get America Fit Foundation, obesity is considered the United States’ leading public health crisis and the No. 2 cause of preventable death. Christopher W. Hansen’s intent in writing to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, was to highlight a possible link between obesity and cancer. This seems a logical suggestion because the ACS’s cancer-prevention guidelines state, “Consuming a healthy diet can substantially reduce one’s lifetime risk of developing or dying from cancer.” Mr. Hansen is the President of the ACS Cancer Action Network.
Some headway is being made in creating awareness of soda’s link to obesity and even the soda companies are looking for ways to address this issue by creating other beverages that are less sugary. Also, even if there were no sodas, America’s obesity problem would not evaporate; we have to address exercise and nutrition in general as well as make healthy foods available to all our citizens. But cutting out sodas or at least reducing the amount we consume each year in this country would make it easier for many to drop some of those unwanted pounds, and lower their risk of heart disease and cancer.
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Ingrid Cheng @fitnesswla
Founder of Fit-Twist