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Taxing sugar-sweetened beverages is likely to decrease consumption, resulting in lower rates of diabetes and heart disease, and these health benefits are expected to be greatest for the low-income, Hispanic and African-American Californians who are at highest risk of diabetes.
While consumption of soda and other sugary drinks among young children in California is starting to decline, a new study released today shows an alarming 8 percent spike among adolescents, the biggest consumers of these beverages.
A new study in the journal Pediatrics has found that even 5-year-old children can experience weight problems when they regularly consume sugary drinks.
Taxing sugary beverages may help reduce calories from these beverages in the United States, but the health benefits may be partially offset as consumers substitute with other unhealthy foods,
In a new study that will undoubtedly be well-received at Gracie Mansion in New York City, Columbia University researchers have found that restricting the sale of large sugary beverages in restaurants and other outlets would have the greatest impact on overweight people.
As the New York City mayor tries to put an end to the growing obesity trend through limiting giant sodas in movie theaters, one study suggests maybe he should've implemented a sugary drink tax instead.
Say goodbye to that super-duper, mega-sized soda, New Yorkers. Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposal to ban the super-sized soft drinks has been approved.