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Study Finds UK Sugar Tax Could Save Thousands From Obesity, Diabetes

LONDON (Reuters) - A planned levy on sugary drinks due to be introduced in Britain in April 2018 could significantly reduce the number of people who become obese and develop diabetes and tooth decay, scientists said on Thursday.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Only time will tell. Sugar consumption in the U.S. without any added taxes decreased by 23% from 1999 to 2008 without any impact on childhood obesity.  As usual obesity is more complex than we are led to believe.

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