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Coke did make America fat

Coca-Cola’s CEO Muhtar Kent recently wrote a much viewed op-ed in the Wall Street Journal titled “Coke Didn't Make America Fat,” in which he claims Americans need more exercise, not another tax, and should “enjoy the simple pleasures of a Coca-Cola.”



While it’s perfectly understandable that Mr. Kent would fight the soda tax idea—not because… Continue

Added by Ayala laufer-Cahana MD on October 19, 2009 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Health experts favor taxing sugary drinks in new report

A recent New York Times article says the debate over a tax on sugary soft drinks is starting to fizz over.



The story quotes President Obama as saying taxing sugary drinks is an idea worth exploring, and that “every study that’s been done about obesity shows that there is as high a correlation between increased soda consumption and obesity.”



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Added by Ayala laufer-Cahana MD on September 21, 2009 at 6:00am — No Comments

The New "Fat Tax" Is Coming To a Soda Near You

Recently, some heavy hitters in health research and obesity prevention have stepped up support for a new form of sin tax that is gaining momentum toward a "Fat Tax" in which a levy of 1 cent per ounce would be added to soda's and soft drinks. This will lead to a 15-20% increase in the price of a bottle of coke, pepsi or other soda's. Will it help stem the obesity epidemic or save money on health care?… Continue

Added by TC on September 20, 2009 at 8:36am — 1 Comment

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