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Preventing childhood obesity by reducing consumption of carbonated drinks: cluster randomised controlled trial

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.38077.458438.EE (Published 20 May 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1237

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Obesity,alcohol and substance misuse are the major problems in the new millennium.

EDITOR--It was interesting to read the paper of James et al (BMJ
2004;328:1237), Preventing childhood obesity by reducing consumption of
carbonated drinks: cluster randomised controlled trial.

My comment:
Recently there were many papers on three areas which have
psychological, physical, and social consequences on the person concerned
and the Society. They were published in different medical journals among
which is the BMJ. I was surprised recently about the content of caffeine
in many of the popular drinks like Coca Cola and Pepsi! I think the
Govermental authorities of which the Health authority is one of them ought
to take that seriously before further deterioration.

Thanking you

Competing interests:
None declared

Competing interests: No competing interests

27 May 2004
AK Al-Sheikhli
Psychiatrist
Medical centre,Nuneaton,CV11 5HX,UK