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American Cancer Society Requests Study On Sugary Drinks And Obesity

 The American Cancer Society is asking the U.S. Surgeon General for a detailed study of the health impact of sugary drinks.  The group wants a study on the level of a landmark report on the dangers of smoking that was done in the 1960's.  Sugar-sweetened drinks like soda, sport drinks, flavored teas and juices are under new scrutiny because of a New York City plan to limit cup sizes to 16-ounces.  More than two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese.  Poor diet and a lack of exercise are common reasons given for the epidemic, but there is an increasing amount of attention on sugary drinks as another factor. 


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