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Health expert: sugary drink tax only a fraction of the obesity problem

The recent failure of a proposal to tax sugary drinks in Indianapolis may beg the question, would a tax on sodas actually help keep people healthier?

Health expert Dr. John Puthullil said cities that have proposed and passed such taxes are only touching on a fraction of the obesity problem.

He says most of the glucose absorbed into the body comes from grains, like rice, wheat and corn.

With food like the fried pork tenderloin, fried chicken, and other battered and fried side dishes that Hoosiers enjoy, it’s likely that people in Indiana are getting at least as much sugar from food as from sodas.

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