“This study  demonstrates the massive health improvements  that will come from manufacturers reducing the sugar content in their sugary drinks.  It  could mean almost half a million fewer cases of obesity, Type 2 diabetes and tooth decay  in the UK  every year. We’ve always believed the Soft Drinks Industry Levy will deliver positive health benefits, so  it’s great to see even more evidence supporting this.

“Now it’s time for us to work together, alongside the Government, to ensure the levy is introduced to help make healthier choices easier for everyone.”