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Michael Greger, M.D. blogs at "The goal of this website is to present you with the results of the latest in nutrition and health research, presented in a way that is easy to understand."

28 Dec 2016 at 4:41am
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DESCRIPTION: Increasing the cost of cigarettes through tobacco taxes is one of the most effective ways to decrease the harms of smoking; so, what does the science say about sodium, sugar, and saturated fat taxes?

This is kind of the flipside to my video Taxpayer Subsidies for Unhealthy Foods (

For more on how the food industry has borrowed from the tobacco industry playbook, see:

• Collaboration with the New Vectors of Disease (

• Big Sugar Takes on the World Health Organization (

• Big Food Using the Tobacco Industry Playbook (

• American Medical Association Complicity with Big Tobacco (

But wait, what about those that insist that sodium really isn’t bad for you? See:

• Sprinkling Doubt: Taking Sodium Skeptics with a Pinch of Salt (

• The Evidence that Salt Raises Blood Pressure (

• Sodium Skeptics Try to Shake up the Salt Debate (

But wait, what about those that insist that saturated fat really isn’t bad for you? See The Saturated Fat Studies: Buttering Up the Public ( and The Saturated Fat Studies: Set Up to Fail (

But wait, what about those that insist that sugar really isn’t bad for you? See Big Sugar Takes on the World Health Organization ( and Does Diet Soda Increase Stroke Risk as Much as Regular Soda? (

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Thanks for watching. I hope you’ll join in the evidence-based nutrition revolution!

-Michael Greger, MD FACLM

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