I should change that title to sugar sweetened beverages and obesity.
   Soda that does not contain calories is not driving the obesity epidemic.  Beverages that are high in sugar, like soda, fruit drinks, sports drinks, iced tea, creamy coffees etc add calories which add pounds.
   You may be interested in reading the research and the expert opinions as presented - not by Mayor Bloomberg  - but scientists and physicians.
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