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Soda Tax: Will It Actually Help Lower Obesity Rates?

Posted November 18, 2010 | 08:15:19 (EST)

Cities face budget crises, and the nation faces an obesity epidemic. So it's hardly surprising when government officials want to fight obesity by raising taxes, especially by taxing sugar-sweetened beverages -- a so-called "soda tax." Many public health advocates have thrown their support to what seems to be a political...

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