Warning Labels on Soda, Sugary Drinks? California Bill Unveiled

A Coca-Cola bottle is seen with other beverages in New York in this June 23, 2008 file photograph. As Americans debate what is most to blame for the nation's obesity epidemic, researchers say they have the strongest evidence yet that sugary drinks play a leading role and that eliminating them would, more than any other single step, make a huge difference. Three studies published on September 21, 2012 in the New England Journal of Medicine represent the most rigorous effort yet to see if there is a link between sugar-sweetened beverages and expanding U.S. Waistlines. SHANNON STAPLETON / Reuters, file

California would become the first state to require warning labels on sodas and other sugary drinks under a proposal a state lawmaker announced Thursday.

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