Thursday, June 7, 2012

Soda, Obesity, and the studies behind the suggested ban

Update, June 9: Take a look at this entertaining column to see which large city will be the first to follow in New York's path. But feel free to guess in the comments before you click through to the link.

Daniel Engber, one of Slate's Explainers, has pulled together a roundup of studies about the risks of sugary soft drinks and concluded that the science behind Mayor Bloomberg's proposed ban of sales of soft drinks in large sizes is, well, soft. I'm not sure I agree, but his story is worth reading. For the other side of the story, see this blog post from NY Magazine. To get you thinking, here's a video illustrating Michael Pollan's food rules:

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