Effects of a fizzy drink tax on obesity rates estimated

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"A 20% tax on sugary drinks would reduce the number of obese adults in the UK by 180,000, say researchers," BBC News reports. The news is based on research published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) estimating that taxing drinks would reduce the number of obese adults by around 1%.

"A 20% tax on sugary drinks would reduce the number of obese adults in the UK by 180,000, say researchers," BBC News reports. The news is based on research published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) estimating that taxing drinks would reduce the number of obese adults by around 1%.

Article Metadata Date Published: Mon, 29 Jan 2018
Author: Zana Technologies GmbH
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