Friday, April 2, 2010

Blog Assignment #1

Rabin, Roni Caryn. "Nutrition: Rise in Soda Price Linked to Better Health". New York Times. March 15, 2010.

1. The study was done by the following people: Kiyah J. Duffey, PhD, Penny Gordon-Larsen, PhD,
James M. Shikany, MD, David Guilkey, PhD, David R. Jacobs Jr, PhD, and Barry M. Popkin, PhD.

2. The sponsor is undisclosed.

3. Yes - They probably hypothesized that a tax on soda would lead to better health.

4. This was a longitudinal study of 12,123 young adults over 20 years with a control group.

5. Yes - When faced with a 10% tax on soda, young adults consumed 7 percent less soda than
the control group. When faced with a flat $1 tax on a 2-liter bottle of soda, the young adults consumed
124 fewer calories per day than the control group, as well as a lower risk for pre-diabetes.

6. There were not any graphs included in this study.

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