October 12 2016

Los Angeles Times – World health officials want super-size tax on soda and sugary drinks, but are countries ready to swallow that?

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…The World Health Organization, the public health agency of the United Nations, said the reasons to act were clear. More than half a billion of the world’s adults are now obese, including 11% of men and 15% of women. Those rates are more than double what they were in 1980. In the United States, 34% of men and 38% of women are obese, which is defined as having a body mass index of 30 or above…

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