Risk factors

Sugar tax will prevent thousands of heart attacks and strokes: AMA

The AMA has proposed a 20% tax on sugary drinks that it says will prevent thousands of  heart attacks and strokes as well as reduce rates of diabetes and obesity-related disease. Announcing the policy last week, AMA President Dr Omar Khorshid said the tax, targeting sweetened sugary beverages (SSBs) with little or no nutritional value, ...

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