NEW YORK – The New York City health department has released a nauseating video in an effort to prevent people from drinking sugary beverages.
The video was posted Monday on YouTube.
A man opens a soda can and pours the liquid into a glass. It's actually a mess of goopy fat.
When he tries to drink it, he ends up with fat globs on his face.
The message: Drinking just one can of soda a day can add up to 10 pounds of weight in a year.
Health Commissioner Thomas Farley says sugary drinks are a large part of the obesity epidemic.
A 2007 health department survey found that more than 2 million New Yorkers drink at least one sugar-sweetened beverage each day.
On the Net: www.youtube.com/drinkingfat