UK teenagers drink enough sugar every year to fill a bathtub with fizzy cola, a Cancer Research UK study suggests. The charity looked at data from the 2015 national diet survey and found children of all ages were consuming too much sugar in drinks,
although there had been an improvement on 2014. Drinks are teenagers’ main source of added sugar, and too much can lead to obesity and health problems. In March, the government promised a tax on sugary drinks in England. A five-year-old should have no more than 19g of sugar in a day, a 10-year-old no more than 24g, and teenagers and adults no more than 30g.