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Should parents lose custody of super obese kids?

http://hosted.ap.org

Should parents of extremely obese children lose custody for not controlling their kids' weight? A provocative commentary in one of the nation's most distinguished medical journals argues yes, and its authors are joining a quiet chorus of advocates who say the government should be allowed to intervene in extreme cases.

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Illinois Considers 'Obesity Tax'

http://cbs2chicago.com

Feel like you're taxed enough already? More could be coming. There's an early push to explore taxing soft drinks that are sweetened with sugars – all to get you to stop buying them.

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Created by Deslock Darkstar 4 years 14 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 14 weeks ago
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Soda pop tax didn't change behavior: fail

http://www.cnn.com

States that put a "sin" tax on soda pop products, have found that child obesity rates haven't changed; at all.
Looks like they'll just have to make the tax higher. Turns out, taxes don't automatically change behavior.

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Taxing Pizza and Pop

http://regansravings.blogspot.com

Reuters is reporting a study by researchers that was published in Archives of Internal Medicine. The theory is that if pizza and pop were taxed by 18 percent, then people would reduce their consumption of them. What a novel idea? I must say that there is nothing in the article that talks about the government actually considering this at this time.

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