HEALTHY LIVING
05/08/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

Tax Soda, Pizza To Cut Obesity, Researchers Say

U.S. researchers estimate that an 18 percent tax on pizza and soda can push down U.S. adults' calorie intake enough to lower their average weight by 5 pounds (2 kg) per year.

The researchers, writing in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine on Monday, suggested taxing could be used as a weapon in the fight against obesity, which costs the United States an estimated $147 billion a year in health costs.

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