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Published on: September 16, 2016
Public Health
The Soda Solution

When presented to consumers in the optimal light, taxes on sugary drinks can significantly reduce consumption and thereby obesity.

Carlisle Ford Runge is the Distinguished McKnight University Professor of Applied Economics and Law at the University of Minnesota. Carlisle Piehl Runge is a research associate in the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland. Their views are entirely their own and do not reflect the official policy or position of either institution.
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