Chris Snowdon is quoted in The Telegraph
There is no evidence linking sugary drink consumption and overall obesity rates. The latter increased at a time when sugar sweetened drink consumption was falling. There is likewise no cross-country international correlation to suggest a link between the two. And this is not surprising, given there are so many other factors that determine how fat we are.
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Further IEA Reading: Sugar taxes: A briefing