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A sugary drinks tax, liver tests in pregnancy

11:50 EST 8 Nov 2013 | British Medical Journal

A modelling study on bmj.com suggests that a 20% tax on sugar sweetened drinks would reduce the number of obese adults in the UK by 1.3%, and by 0.9 for those who are overweight. The health gains are fairly similar across all income groups. Oliver Mytton, one of the study's authors, describes why a 20% figure was chosen and how the modelling was...

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