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Berkeley's Soda Tax Appears To Cut Consumption Of Sugary Drinks

The soda tax works. The American Journal of Public Health shared this good news in a recent study on the effect of a tax on sugary drinks in Berkeley, California. Proposed taxes on unhealthy sugary drinks were voted on in both San Francisco and Berkeley. The tax increase passed in Berkeley but was shot down by San Francisco voters. Proponents of the tax rise argued that, "A 20 percent reduction in consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages would be enough to reduce rates of obesity and Type 2...

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