Harvard study: Soda tax would make Phila. healthier

Posted on April 29, 2016 | Philly.com by Don Sapatkin

Harvard University researchers are projecting major health benefits if Mayor Kenney's proposed tax on sugar-sweetened beverages is enacted.

Within a few years of the three-cents-an-ounce tax's beginning, they forecast, nearly 2,300 diabetes diagnoses would be prevented annually, and eventually, 36,000 people a year would avoid obesity. Over a decade, about 730 deaths would be averted, and close to $200 million saved in health spending.

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  • published this page in HFA In the News 2016-06-09 05:28:28 -0700

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