Hearings Planned on Soda’s Link to Obesity

2009-09-19 21:41:32 (GMT) (WiredPRNews.com - Health & Fitness, Law, News)

A California lawmaker is planning to hold hearings on the link of soda consumption to obesity.

A California lawmaker has expressed intentions on holding meetings regarding the link between soda consumption and obesity.

Press Release Service – Wired PR News – A California lawmaker is trying to see that action is taken in regards to the purported link between soda consumption and obesity. As reported by Reuters, Sen. Alex Padilla, noted for campaigning to require restaurants to provide customers with access to calorie information in meals, recently announced plans to hold hearings on the obesity issue.

Padilla is quoted by Reuters as stating of his view on the need for more education in the state about the issue, “I don’t think that most parents truly appreciate the role soda pop has in causing weight gain…It is unfortunate that soda is actually cheaper than milk and even bottled water in many instances.”

The hearings will reportedly be scheduled for November.

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