By JAMEY KEATENAssociated Press GENEVA (AP) – The U.N. health agency on Tuesday recommended that countries use tax policy to increase the price of sugary drinks like sodas, sp
Source: KHNL: WHO urges countries to raise taxes on sugary drinks (m.hawaiinewsnow.com/hawaiinewsnow/db_331260/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=fI2pZ1h).
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Reporter: Jamey Keaten (Associated Press).
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The announcement was timed for World Obesity Day. The World Health Organization says obesity in the world more than doubled between 1980-2014, when 40 percent of people globally were overweight.
WHO says tax regulating power could cut the consumption of sugary drinks, sports drinks, and even 100 percent fruit juices, which have been implicated in diabetes, obesity, toot decay, and even cancer. WHO believes lower consumption of sugar could lead to reduced health costs and save lives.
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