Report finds benefits in soft-drink tax

09/17/2009 | Bloomberg · NYTimes.com

An article in the New England Journal of Medicine says a tax of one penny per ounce on sugar-sweetened drinks would improve public health and collect $150 billion over a decade. "Liquid calories are a target because the body has trouble understanding those calories in a way that allows you to regulate body weight," said lead author Kelly Brownell, director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale University.

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