Are You Drinking Yourself Sick?

Length: 30s

Language(S): English

Year: 2016

Adaptability Rating: Medium

Licensing Rating: Easy

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target audience
Adults, Parents
Key message

Sugary Drinks, Health Effects


Depicts man giving giving a sugary beverage to his daughter and drinking his beverage with her. Then zooms in on his anatomy and shows fat building up around his vital organs. Then zooms in on her anatomy and shows disorders being caused in her skull from diabetes.


VO: People drink themselves sick with sugary drinks. Sugar is dumped into the bloodstream with every sip, leading to fat build up in and around vital organs, bringing on obesity, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes; and the earlier in life someone gets diabetes, the greater the risk of complications later (Text: Poor Circulation, Diabetic Eye Disease). Are you drinking yourself sick? (Closing Text: Are you drinking yourself sick?)

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HEALA, South Africa Healthy Living Alliance

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