A new study suggests that banning the use of food stamps to buy soda and other sugary drinks could cause a major drop in obesity and diabetes among the poor.
Stanford researchers say it could prevent more than 130,000 kids from getting obese and keep another 200,000 adults from developing type-two diabetes.
This study comes as critics say the food stamp program supports the purchase of sugary drinks that don't have nutritional value.
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