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Philippine taxes on sugary drinks could avert thousands of deaths, WHO study says

The Philippines could avert 24,000 premature deaths linked to diseases such as diabetes, stroke and heart failure in the next two decades after it adopted taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. [Source]

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Origin: reuters.com

Category: healthNews

Topics: could, avert, deaths, taxes, premature

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