Pepsi vows to cut sugar in drinks in drive to tackle obesity

1017-pepsiPurchase, N.Y. (NBC News) — According to PepsiCo, at least two-thirds of the company’s beverages will contain 100 calories or less per 12-ounce serving by 2025.

The pledge comes as PepsiCo looks to counter health concerns about sugar-sweetened beverages and respond to changing consumer preferences.

It also follows efforts in several communities to tax sugary drinks as a way to fight rising obesity rates.

PepsiCo sells beverages in about 180 countries worldwide.

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