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Britain Launches Soft Drinks Sugar Tax to Fight Obesity

LONDON 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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