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Dollar Meals and Diabetes

Elizabeth Oram Alliance for Sustainable Communities
The world’s healthiest societies are those with the lowest inequality—societies where leftwing forces are strong.

Limited Eating Times: A New Way to Fight Obesity and Diabetes

Satchin Panda and Pam Taub The Conversation
Healthy people can adopt Time Restricted Eating (TRE), independent of diet and exercise, to reduce their risk for metabolic diseases. A new study suggests it is also an effective treatment for people with obesity or diabetes.

More Soda Tax Success: Study Finds Mexico’s Tax Reduced Sugary Beverage Buys Two Years in A Row

Kim Krisberg Science Blogs / The Pump Handle
This study isn’t the only one to show the positive impacts of sugary beverage taxes. This study on Berkeley’s soda tax found a whopping 21 percent decrease in sugary beverage consumption. At Harvard, researchers predicted that Philadelphia’s sugary beverage tax, which went into effect this year, could prevent 36,000 cases of obesity over 10 years, prevent more than 2,000 cases of diabetes in the first year after the tax reaches its full effect, and save $200 million.

Coke Blinks

Mark Bittman New York Times
Soda is a fructose delivery system as tobacco is a nicotine delivery system. (And if it’s not “truly” addictive but only habit forming, so much the better; it’ll be that much easier to get people to cut back.)
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