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Lung Cancer

Obesity threat is real

I agree with Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen that sugary drinks should have warning labels to help prevent obesity, especially among the poor ("Health warnings are needed now," Jan. 14). Many studies have proved a correlation between poverty and obesity and have documented multiple reasons why more poor people are obese.

The food industry has opposed many of the efforts to correct the problem and will almost certainly fight Dr. Wen's proposals just as the tobacco industry fought warning labels. (There's money to be made in making people fat just as...