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As legislators continue to weigh health concerns and propose modifications to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, a new study suggests banning subsidies for sugar-sweetened beverages could reduce the rates of obesity and type 2 diabetes.
In the same way countries around the world came together to regulate tobacco, UN Special Rapporteur on the right of food, Olivier De Schutter, said a similar framework should be used to fight global obesity.
Meetings were held under the auspices of the International Obesity Task Force and International Union of Nutritional Sciences.
The law, struck down in March, is aimed at curbing obesity.