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Britain Launches Soft Drinks Sugar Tax to Fight Obesity

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain on Thursday said it would tax companies which sell sugary soft drinks and invest that money in health programs for school children, part of a long-awaited strategy to curb childhood obesity that critics say is too weak.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

It is not the sugar, but the glycemic load that is important in reducing obesity.  The rate of entry of glucose into blood is faster from a piece of bread and common starches than table sugar .  To be consistent, I would tax sugar, bread, and starches.  More money for the UK to pay for Brexit.




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