Consuming sugary drinks in large quantities can lead to a host of health problems such as overweight, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases. Dr. Mai of the National Institute of Nutrition explains that these drinks are high in sugar and have little nutritional value.

Research shows that consuming just one soda a day for 1.5 years can significantly increase the risk of being overweight and obese by 60%. This is because sugary drinks are quickly absorbed by the body, leading to an increase in energy consumption without the body registering the calories consumed. This can result in excessive energy intake and weight gain. Additionally, the sweetness from sugary drinks can cause cravings for more sweet foods, increasing hunger and decreasing satiety.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported that the average consumption of sugary drinks in Vietnam has increased significantly over the years. To combat this issue, WHO recommends limiting sugar intake for children and implementing measures such as taxes on sugary drinks, nutrition labelling, restrictions on advertising, and promoting healthy eating habits in schools.

Mr. Nguyen Tuan Lam, the WHO representative in Vietnam, proposes a 20% tax on sugary drinks to help reduce the risk of non-communicable diseases such as overweight and obesity among children. By taking these measures, we can help prevent future generations from suffering from these debilitating conditions.

By Samantha Johnson

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