Soda tax of 20 percent may cut United Kingdom obesity rate by 180,000

December 2, 2013

By Simeon Bennett A 20 percent tax on sugary drinks in the United Kingdom would cut the nation’s obesity rate by 1.3 percent, with the greatest benefit for people under 30, a study found. The tax, proposed by the U.K. Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, would result in about 180,000 fewer adults with a body mass index of […]

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