Research News

June 2010 Issue

The Soda Tax: Potential Weapon in America’s War against Obesity

The soda tax debate has garnered big headlines in newspapers. Itís only fitting that the attention surrounding Americaís obesity epidemic might come to rest on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs.) The nationís penchant for soft drinks is on the rise; we now drink on average 50 gallons per person per year, about double the amount we drank in 1977.

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