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On WHYY, Sarwer talks early impact of soda tax

David Sarwer, associate dean of research and director of the Center for Obesity Research and Education (CORE), was quoted in WHYY’s The Pulse, a weekly health and science radio show and podcast. In the story, which looked at the impact of the City of Philadelphia’s decision to tax 1.5 cents per ounce on sweetened drinks, Sarwer comments on the promising public health impact of the controversial soda tax.

“The early evidence coming out from the city is very promising and very encouraging,” says Sarwer in the story. “And it runs parallel to what we’re seeing in other major urban areas around the country and around the world — that moving to taxing high-sugar, high-fat beverages and foods can promote change at the population level.”

Read more at WHYY.

Posted:  June 25, 2018