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Soda Taxes: Gaining Steam Or Getting Steamrolled?

Melanie Wong | Aug 26, 201607:10 PM

"... There are studies showing, for example, if you drink two sodas a day for just two weeks, that your unhealthy cholesterol, your LDL cholesterol, will go up 20 percent and that your triglycerides will go up 20 percent. If you drink that amount for six months, the amount of fat in your liver will go up 150 percent. This is a dramatic impact in a short period of time because our bodies are not designed to consume liquid sugar..."

Soda Taxes: Gaining Steam Or Getting Steamrolled?

A staunch advocate of taxing sugary drinks discusses the benefits and difficulties of enacting such policies.

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