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The Obesity Society should support public health, not corporate health The Obesity Society should support public health, not corporate health

The Obesity Society should support public health, not corporate health




My email inbox was flooded last week with The Obesity Society?s call for more research on the value of taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages. ?Although taxing SSBs might generate revenue that can be used to promote other healthy food items, the net outcome may not necessarily decrease overweight and obesity rates in the United States or […]

My email inbox was flooded last week with The Obesity Society?s call for more research on the value of taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages.
?Although taxing SSBs might generate revenue that can be used to promote other healthy food items, the net outcome may not necessarily decrease overweight and obesity rates in the United States or worldwide,? said Steven B. Heymsfield, MD, FTOS, President-Elect of The Obesity Society (TOS) and professor and director of the Body Composition-Metabolism Laboratory at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Why would a professional society that represents people who ostensibly care about obesity science, treatment, and prevention issue a statement aimed at casting doubt on a demonstrably effective public health measure"  (Soda companies know the taxes are effective; that’s why they fight them so hard).
The Obesity Society (TOS), alas, often appears far more favorable to the interests of food and beverage companies than those of public health.  Could funding of the society and its members have anything to do with this"
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