Tax Reduces Sugary Beverage Consumption in Berkeley


Interesting. Surprising in a lot of ways, but still interesting, especially as it pertains to dental health. Sodas and sports drinks, with their high sugar + acid content, are especially hard on teeth:

"The penny-per-ounce tax that the city of Berkeley in California imposed on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) has reduced SSB consumption and increased water consumption, according to the School of Public Health at the University of Berkeley, and the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco."

Read more: http://www.dentistrytoday.com/news/industrynews/item/1198-tax-reduces-sugary-beverage-consumption-in-berkeley#sthash.JdVipHev.dpuf


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