A new study out of the U.S. suggests that imposing a soda tax could prevent 100,000 cases of heart disease, 8,000 strokes and prevent 26,000 deaths every year.

To arrive at their numbers, researchers at the University of California San Francisco took into account the number of sodas and sugary beverages Americans drink a year and estimated how much less they would consume if a penny-per-ounce tax were imposed.

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