Stanford, Calif. -- Banning food stamp purchases of soda and other sugary drinks could cause a major drop in obesity and diabetes among the poor.
That's the finding of a new study published in the Academic Journal Health Affairs.
Stanford researchers say banning these sweet drinks could prevent more than $130,000 kids from getting obese.
It could also keep another 200,000 adults from developing type-two diabetes.
This study comes as critics say the federal food stamp program supports the purchase of sugary drinks that don't have nutritional value.
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