San Diego Union Tribune: Research shows junk food tax may reduce obesity

Release Date: March 15, 2010

The Wellnews column in the San Diego Union Tribune reports that one way to reduce obesity may be to tax junk food and that a UB study found that a 12.5 percent tax on high-calorie, low-nutrition items like potato chips and hot dogs reduced the total calories purchased by 6.5 percent.

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