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American Heart Association

Sugar is Not So Sweet

Oct 20, 2015
Rich Egger

I have hesitated to make good on a promise to expose sugar as an addictive substance.  It is as if I were doubting my mother's love or the core of my existence; for if little girls are made of sugar, what is the substance of women?  Are boys and men made of sugar as well?  

Proposed Tax on Sugar-Laden Drinks

Feb 20, 2014

As Illinois' healthcare costs expand, lawmakers are considering an unusual way to save money: a tax on sugary drinks.

Emergency planners around Illinois must still work out the final details, but a law passed four years to give stroke patients better treatment could soon take effect.