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Workplaces should ban sale of sugary drinks, say doctors

Research by the university of California showed that removing sugary drinks from cafes, canteens and vending machines in a workplace improved employees’ health.

  • The sales ban alone allowed staff to cut their sugary drinks by 23% (246ml) daily. 
  • In the study, some staff were also given information on how sugar harms health and were helped to identify reasons they might want to adopt a healthier lifestyle. These staff reduced their sugar intake by 73% (762ml) daily. 


There is a conscious shift towards tackling diet choices in an attempt to reduce the high rates of lifestyle diseases, and brands would be foolish not to consider the potential impacts of workplace or even government limitation on the advertising and sale of unhealthy products.