Even if the tax passes, though, what remains to be seen is whether it will have any effect on obesity.
As the obesity epidemic swept the country, more overweight women have gotten pregnant and given birth, despite serious risks.
Nor do these studies address the structural and systematic issues that contribute to obesity, such as poverty and stress.
obesity o·be·si·ty (ō-bē'sĭ-tē)
The condition of being obese; increased body weight caused by excessive accumulation of fat.