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Physician groups suggest increasing taxes on sugary drinks that target children
DENVER -- New recommendations by two physicians groups are targeting sugary drinks. The American Academy of Pediatricians and the American Heart Association released a policy statement suggesting new sugary drink taxes, ad limits, and better labeling. Soda, coffee drinks, sports drinks and juice can all have added sugars. Doctors say drinking too much of them can lead to childhood obesity, heart disease, hypertension and type 2 diabetes.