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How sugary drinks have become the key target in the battle against obesity

'You're sitting there with your water, it's tough not to order a big soda,' said Eli Sugarman (above with mom Allison Paul), on going to the movies with friends after he decided to give up sugary drinks for health reasons. "You're sitting there with your water, it's tough not to order a big soda," said Eli Sugarman (above with mom Allison Paul), on going to the movies with friends after he decided to give up sugary drinks for health reasons. (Suzanne Kreiter/ Globe Staff)
By Stephen Smith
Globe Staff / August 3, 2009

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Just the other day, a man weighing 470 pounds lumbered into Dr. Caroline Apovian’s office at Boston Medical Center. He was young - only 32 years old - but already, his heart had begun to fail him, a legacy of his extreme obesity. (Full article: 1238 words)

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