1/13/2012

Researchers at Columbia University in New York City found that increasing the soda tax by one cent per ounce could help curb adult obesity rates and new diabetes cases in the U.S. by 1.5% and 2.6% respectively. A higher tax on sugary drinks also could lead to a 15% reduction in consumption of such beverages in adults ages 25 to 64, researchers estimated in Health Affairs.

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