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Tax Soda To Fight Obesity, WHO Urges Nations Around The Globe

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Dr. Barry Sears

Although sales of soda in Mexico have gone down, there is no indication that obesity and diabetes are affected.  This is because sugar makes a terrific dietary villain, but the American intake of sugar has decreased by 14% since 1999 without any sugar taxes and there has been no decrease in obesity or diabetes.  In fact, data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has indicated that obesity has increased 8% in the last two years.  I believe the biggest problem remains that people are simply not eating enough vegetables.

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