The debate over sugary drinks has resurfaced, with a study showing a tax on sweetened beverages could prevent more than half-a-million dental cavities.

Three Victorian universities collaborated in the study, which found a 10 year tax on sugary drinks would save more than 42 million dollars in tooth decay prevention and millions of dollars more in preventing premature death or disability.

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Produced By: Frank Bonaccorso

Featured In Story: Tan Nguyen – PhD candidate from Monash School Of Public Health and Preventative Medicine and oral health therapist

First aired on The Wire, Tuesday 25 July 2023