Banning the sale of soda at work could cut consumption by 50% and help employees slim down, study suggests

Banning sodas in the office could cut consumption of the sugary beverages in half and help workers lose weight, new research suggests.

Nearly 70 percent of people whose workplaces cut out fizzy drinks saw their waistlines shrink after bans were put into place, according to a study conducted by the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

With about a third of Americans classified as obese, cutting out high-sugar, high-fat foods and drinks is crucial to improving public health and cutting rates of conditions like heart disease and diabetes.

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