Gallery: New Study Shows Link Between Obesity and NYC Nabes That Drink ...

Adding some clout to NYC’s highly controversial soda ban, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, along with Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Linda I. Gibbs and Health Commissioner Thomas A. Farley, released new data showing the correlation between sugary drink consumption and obesity today. The study was conducted by the New York City Community Health Survey, which surveyed 9,000 adults over the age of 18 across the city. The findings showed that in each of the five boroughs, neighborhoods that consumed a higher rate of sugary drinks also had higher rates of obesity.

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