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So @DrTedros and @WHO make bold assertions about using a #SodaTax to tackle noncommunicable diseases. Now they should provide evidence. Allow me to assist > thread 1/10
2. How much do "sugary drinks contribute to the global rise of noncommunicable diseases"? What is their share of calories in the diet? (Not much). What is the relationship between calorie intake and bodyweight? (Not simple). Between bodyweight and NCD burden? (Not what you think)
3. But even that is not good enough - you also need a counterfactual. If sugary drinks didn't exist, what would people drink, eat or do instead? (e.g. eat more chocolate), and what disease burden would that create? Then compare. A virtually impossible calculation.
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