Person pouring a fizzy drink
Media playback is unsupported on your device

Sugary drinks should have health warnings, expert says

Health warnings should be added to sugary drinks in a similar way to cigarettes, according to a public health expert.

Simon Capewell, professor of public health at the University of Liverpool, told BBC Radio 5 live's Breakfast that warning people of obesity risks, diabetes and tooth decay would help cut intake.

A third of children and two-thirds of adults are now overweight or obese in the UK.

The government said they were working with the industry to try to reduce calories consumed overall and cut the amount of sugar from many food and soft drink products.

  • 28 May 2014
Go to next video: Reducing sugar for a week