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Sugar-sweetened beverage tax may lower consumption in Irish children

Sugar-sweetened beverage tax may lower consumption in Irish children
May 22, 2017

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As expected, intake of sugar-sweetened beverages is greater among children with overweight or obesity compared with normal-weight children, suggesting that taxing these beverages may curb consumption, according to findings presented at the European Congress on Obesity.

Janas Harrington, PhD, a lecturer in epidemiology and public health at University College Cork in Ireland, and colleagues evaluated data from the Cork Children’s Lifestyle Study on 1,075 Irish children aged 8 to 11 years to determine the association between sugar-sweetened beverage consumption and overweight and obesity.

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In the Journals

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