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Statement of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg on New York State’s Highest Court Agreeing to Hear Sugary Drink Portion Limits Case

October 17, 2013

“Obesity is the only major public health issue we face that is getting worse, and sugary drinks are a major driver of the crisis. The related epidemics of obesity and diabetes are killing at least 5,000 New Yorkers a year and striking hardest in black and Latino communities and low-income neighborhoods. New York City’s portion cap rule would help save lives, and we are confident the Appeals court will uphold the Board of Health’s rule.”


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