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New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg's controversial ban on large, sugary drinks was slated to go into effect today. The regulations were intended to help curb runaway obesity rates. This is based on sound psychological science.
One of the most daunting public health challenges is getting people to take care of themselves in the most basic ways.