But if the tax has you drinking less soda, a new study might help alleviate at least some of the sting: Drinking diet beverages does nothing to prevent weight gain, according to an analysis published Tuesday in the journal PLOS Medicine.
But the journal warns that artificially sweetened beverages may be worse than just ineffective at promoting weight loss and keeping it off.
None of the cities, however, chose to tax artificially-sweetened beverages.
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