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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is pushing for a ban on all oversized sweetened beverages in city restaurants and other establishments, administration officials said on Thursday.
A nationwide tax on sugar-sweetened beverages would help prevent heart disease and stroke and could prevent as many as 26,000 deaths per year, according to new data from universities and hospitals in the United States.
Clear and visible caloric information about sugar sweetened beverages such as soda and fruit juice may reduce the likelihood of adolescents purchasing these drinks by as much as half.
A 'sin tax' applied to sweetened goods on store shelves is not the most efficient, effective method of lowering caloric intake from sweet food and would be more disruptive to consumers than necessary.
Research shows surprising reason why soda tax to reduce obesity won't work.
DAVIS, Calif., June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Five different bills are moving through the state legislature this month aimed at addressing the state's skyrocketing obesity numbers.
WASHINGTON, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- A new poll commissioned by the Campaign for Healthy Kids found that 55 percent of likely Philadelphia voters would support taxation equal to 2 cents per ounce on sugar-sweetened beverages if funding was dedicated to support programs to combat childhood obesity.
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