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Soft drinks, weight status and health: a review

  title={Soft drinks, weight status and health: a review},
  author={Debra J Hector and Anna M Rangan and Timothy P. Gill and Jimmy Chun Yu Louie and Victoria M. Flood},
The prevention of overweight and obesity, particularly among children, is a public health priority. A range of initiatives to address this problem have already been developed and implemented in NSW. However, a broader range of additional strategies are needed to effectively address this complex issue. The high consumption of soft drinks, i.e. sugarsweetened carbonated beverages, and other sugary drinks is one of an array of dietary behaviours which has been identified by a number of policy… 

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