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Lean On Life Encourages a New “Fat Tax” to Help Defeat Obesity
Date:4/24/2013

TORONTO, ON (PRWEB) April 24, 2013

Lean On Life, a leading healthy lifestyle website with the latest on weight loss, nutrition and fitness has recently spoken out in support of a fat tax to help decrease junk food consumption and reduce obesity rates.

Lean On Life recently published a piece (http://www.leanonlife.com/finally-a-tax-we-can-be-happy-about/) in favor of a fat tax that would see unhealthy, fatty and sugary foods taxed higher than healthier food options. The purpose of the fat tax would be to reduce junk food consumption and to offset the rising health care costs of obesity.

The fat tax would see junk foods such as French fries or sweetened beverages taxed higher based on their fat and sugar contents. Those taxes would then go directly towards subsidizing healthier food options to make them more accessible and affordable. Some of those funds would also go towards alleviating the rising costs of obesity, projected to reach $344 billion by 2018 (http://www.fightchronicdisease.org/media-center/releases/new-data-shows-obesity-costs-will-grow-344-billion-2018)

Despite what critics say, experts at Lean On Life maintain that a fat tax is a logical solution to help reduce obesity rates. Currently, 1.5 billion people worldwide are obese or overweight, with that number expected to reach half the global population by 2030. Lean On Life believes that by changing people’s eating habits to healthier choices, and making those choices more affordable, obesity rates will begin to decline.

Lean Life Coach Tal Brodsky believes that a fat tax is a logical solution, and equa
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