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Researchers at Yale support soda ban

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First New Yorkers were miffed, now there is a wave of response across the nation as other cities weigh in on the idea of banning super sized drinks at restaurants.  It started when the New York City Health Department recently banned sodas bigger than 16 ounces at ballparks, restaurants, and movie theaters.  

Now, researchers at Yale are applauding the idea.  They are saying this could help cut calories for America, if restaurants take the plunge and try it.

Yale's Kelly Brownell said, "People are paying more attention to the obesity problem and at all levels of government officials are now thinking what can we do, what should we do, what do we need to do in our locality and those conversations will lead to good things."  "We don't know specifically whether these things will work until they're tried."

Brownell adds the controversy over the soda size ban at least brings conversation about calories, and that alone is healthy.

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