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Is caffeine in soft drinks really necessary?

Lynn Riddell and Russell S Keast
Med J Aust 2007; 187 (11): 655.
Published online: 3 December 2007

To the Editor: The food environment in Australia and other developed countries is obesogenic. In the United States, personal-injury lawsuits against food and beverage companies are prominent, although proving the addictive nature of a food or its components is challenging. What cannot be questioned is that rates of overweight and obesity among children are increasing, and so are the associated multiple negative health and psychosocial effects.1

  • Lynn Riddell1
  • Russell S Keast2

  • School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University, Melbourne, VIC.


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