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SENATE BRIEFING ON REVERSING A SUPERSIZED EPIDEMIC: POLICY OPTIONS FOR DEALING WITH OBESITY
David Ludwig, Md. Ph.D., director of the Obesity Program and associate professor at the Harvard Medical School, speaks at a briefing on U.S. policy toward dealing with obesity and the "supersized epidemic," on June 7, 2004 in the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C. (UPI Photo/Greg Whitesell)
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In 2000, Dr. David Ludwig, the Director of the Obesity Program at the Children's Hospital Boston, studied the effects of consuming soft drinks on childhood obesity. Through extensive studies, he showed that the chances of becoming obese increased by approximately 60% for each daily soda the child consumed. He also showed that school children who consume at least 8 ounces of soft drinks daily consume about 835 calories more than children who avoid soft drinks. Ludwig published his findings in The Lancet.

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