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Sugar Cap-and-Trade May Cut Obesity

BOSTON -- A cap-and-trade approach to added sugars may eventually help drive down obesity and type 2 diabetes rates, researchers reported here. A mathematical model of the strategy projected that within 20 years, obesity prevalence would fall by 1.7 percentage points and the incidence of type 2 diabetes would drop by 21.7 cases per 100,000 people, according to Kristina Lewis, MD, MPH, of the Kaiser Center for Health Research, and colleagues.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

You might also want to suggest a cap and trade on grains and fruits since they contain the same carbohydrates as table sugar.

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