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Do Soda Bans Or Bike Lanes Actually Work?

March 23, 2015

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March 22, 2015

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A new review of over a thousand PubMed articles changes directed at reducing obesity levels found that some initiatives, such as banning foods high in sugars or trans fats, actually go quite far in achieving their ends. Requiring nutrition information labels, however, doesn’t.

A team at the Drexel University School of Public Health published a new study online in which they reviewed 1,175 abstracts and 115 papers from PubMed about public policy and grassroots efforts to improve the health of various communities.

 

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