The Bitter Facts of Sweet Drinks

November 4, 2014 9:09 PM

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You may feel it would be un-American to ban large servings of sugared sodas or even to tax them. But allow us to explain why Mayor Bill de Blasio is wise to revive the Bloomberg administration's effort to impose such restrictions, and why voters in San Francisco and Berkeley should approve their cities' proposals to impose a sugar tax.

The bitter truth is America's overconsumption of sweetened sodas, iced teas and sports drinks is a major cause of a severe and escalating health crisis that results in more than 1 of every 3 adult Americans becoming obese, and 1 out of 11 suffering from diabetes and its many complications. Soda and ...

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