Drinking the Kool-Aid: A State Appeals Court is Dead Wrong on Sugar Soda (Editorial)


As New York’s obesity problem catches up with smoking as the city’s leading cause of preventable death, a state appellate court has whistled past the graveyard — striking down Mayor Bloomberg’s pioneering effort to limit the size of sugary drink servings. Excessive soda consumption can cause obesity. Obesity can cause diabetes. Diabetes can cause blindness. Blindness is an apt description of the ruling’s reasoning, or lack thereof. (Source: RWJF News Digest – Childhood Obesity)