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Taxing Sugary Beverages?

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Taxing Sugary Beverages?

Obesity rates in the United States are 36% for adults and 17% for children. Medical costs associated with obesity are ~$147 billion per year. A sugary beverage tax may reduce the consumption of soda but will likely lead to an increase in calories, salt, and fat intake from untaxed foods and beverages.

American Journal of Agricultural Economics, August 2013