Daily Archives: August 16, 2012

AMA says soda taxes should be used to fund antiobesity programs

The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reports, “The American Medical Association voted at its annual meeting to adopt a policy that recognizes soda taxes as one way to pay for antiobesity programs, and that says any such tax revenue … Continue reading

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Study ties discount supermarkets to higher obesity rates

The HealthDay reports a study using data from the “the Seattle Obesity Study and information collected from a 25-minute phone survey,” published in the American Journal of Public Health, found that those “who shop at lower-cost supermarkets are more likely … Continue reading

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