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paceminterris t1_j48wk1o wrote

While YES, it is true that the development of metabolic syndrome is multifactorial and sugar-sweetened beverage consumption correlates with other poor dietary choices...

...Are you really trying to say "we don't have enough data to say that sugary beverages strongly drive poor health?" It's clear from the data that it is a strong contributor; just because it's not the ONLY contributor doesn't mean that it doesn't deserve significant blame.