More People Will Die of Obesity than Starvation

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While appearing on Face the Nation — a popular Sunday news program — on March 10, 2013, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg defended the attempts to ban the sale of sugary drinks in containers larger than 16 ounces by pointing out an interesting fact:

More people will die of obesity than starvation in our world.

His statistic appears to come from a report titled The Global Burden of Disease.  You can learn more about the report in this newspaper article.

Does this change anyone’s mind about the New York City Soda Ban?

By Mr. F

PS: In case you didn’t see it, a judge in New York City passed a ruling that the soda ban was against the law — so it won’t go into

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