A 20 per cent tax on sugar-sweetened drinks would reduce the number of UK adults who are obese by 180,000 (1.3 per cent) and who are overweight by 285,000 (0.9 per cent), according to a study published...

Applying a tax to sugary beverages may help reduce calories from those beverages, but the health benefits may be partially offset as consumers substitute the drinks with other ‘unhealthy’ foods, according...