California Senate Committee has advanced Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Safety Warning Act that will require soft drinks makers to put warning labels on energy drinks and sugary sodas.

The bill is in response to increase in health issues such as diabetes, obesity and tooth decay, which are caused due to the excess consumption of soda or sugary drinks.

California Center for Public Health Advocacy executive director Dr Harold Goldstein said that science has conclusively shown that the jolt of liquid sugar delivered by a soda and other sugary drinks plays a key role in driving both diabetes and obesity epidemics.

"It’s irresponsible to sell such risky products without properly warning consumers of the threats they face," added Goldstein.

As per the bill, beverage containers with added sweeteners that have 75 or more calories per 12oz will carry a warning : STATE OF CALIFORNIA SAFETY WARNING: Drinking beverages with added sugar(s) contributes to obesity, diabetes, and tooth decay.

California Medical Association co-chair Dr Ashby Wolfe said, "Diabetes rates have skyrocketed by over 600 percent over the past generation and liquid sugar is uniquely responsible for this epidemic. Warning labels are a vital step toward preventing a lot of trouble down the road."