Do Coca‑Cola’s drinks contribute to obesity?

Obesity does not have a single root cause. It is complex and impacted by many factors. There is widespread consensus that weight gain is primarily the result of an imbalance of energy – specifically too many calories consumed versus expended.

Managing weight is a matter of balancing the calories burned and the calories taken in. People consume many different food and drinks so no one single food or drink alone is responsible for people being overweight or obese. But all calories count, including calories from our drinks.

All of our products can be part of an active, healthy lifestyle that includes a sensible, balanced diet and regular physical activity. It is important to manage your consumption of soft drinks within a balanced, varied diet and an active lifestyle.

Coca‑Cola provides detailed nutritional information on all our packaging and online so that parents can make informed choices about what they and their children drink. Consumers who want to reduce their consumption of calories from drinks can choose from our continuously expanding range of low- and no-calorie drinks as well as our regular drinks in smaller portion sizes. We also encourage regular physical activity through the programmes and activities that we sponsor, making it easier for children and young people to get involved in sports.

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