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Community-wide effort to fight childhood obesity shows promise

For immediate release: June 27, 2017 Key Takeaways:  After a two-year comprehensive effort to reduce childhood obesity in two low-income communities in Massachusetts, the prevalence of obesity decreased among some schoolchildren; some students drank less sugar-sweetened beverages and…

Sugary drinks taxes could reduce diabetes, obesity

Taxing soda and other sugary drinks could help cities reduce diabetes and obesity and generate millions of dollars for health programs, according to a study led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Researchers created a computer…

More screen time, more obesity

Americans are spending more time than ever looking at screens, according to a new Nielsen Company report. During the first quarter of 2016, U.S. adults spent an average of 10 hours and 39 minutes each day—an hour more…

Philadelphia moves toward sugary drink tax

Philadelphia could become the first big city in the nation with a tax on sugary beverages, after its City Council voted in favor of a 1.5-cent-per-ounce tax on soda and other sugary drinks. Advocates for the move say…

Philadelphia soda tax could help prevent diabetes, avert deaths

A three-cents-per-ounce tax on sugar-sweetened beverages proposed in Philadelphia could help 36,000 people per year avoid obesity, prevent 2,280 annual cases of diabetes, avert about 730 deaths over a decade, and save almost $200 million in health spending,…