In a unanimous ruling, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the law, approved by San Francisco voters in June 2015, is an unconstitutional infringement on commercial speech

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How two cities are tackling obesity. New York and Chicago agree: Obesity is a problem. They have really different plans to fix it

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What do households on food stamps buy at the grocery store? The answer was largely a mystery until now. The United States Department of Agriculture, which oversees the $74 billion food stamp program called SNAP, has published a detailed report that provides a glimpse into the shopping cart of the typical household that receives food stamps

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Do studies show that soft drinks promote obesity and Type 2 diabetes? It depends on who paid for the study

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The fight over soda taxes is kicking into full throttle as proposals crop up in at least four US cities, with more expected to surface in coming months

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The University of Colorado School of Medicine announced Friday that it was returning a $1 million gift from Coca-Cola after it was revealed that the money had been used to establish an advocacy group that played down the link between soft drinks and obesity

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Ever wondered how a few companies — namely Coca-Cola and PepsiCo — created multibillion-dollar empires marketing flavored sugar water? Nutrition scholar Marion Nestle, one of the most dogged chroniclers of the U.S. food industry and its politics, did. She was intrigued by the power of Big Soda and how it’s responding to flat sales in the US

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For about a decade now, policy makers and the soda industry have been fighting about the idea of a big soda tax. Proponents say it would fight obesity by reducing consumption of sugary drinks. A leading objection by the industry is that the tax simply would not work

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