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Health Benefits of Reducing Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Intake in High Risk Populations of California: Results from the Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Policy Model

  • Tekeshe A. Mekonnen,

    Affiliations: Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America, Division of General Internal Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America, UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations at San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Michelle C. Odden,

    Affiliation: School of Biological and Population Health Sciences, College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, United States of America

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  • Pamela G. Coxson,

    Affiliations: Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America, Division of General Internal Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America, UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations at San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • David Guzman,

    Affiliations: Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America, Division of General Internal Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America, UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations at San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • James Lightwood,

    Affiliation: Department of Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Y. Claire Wang,

    Affiliation: Health Policy and Management, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo mail

    kdomingo@medsfgh.ucsf.edu

    Affiliations: Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America, Division of General Internal Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America, UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations at San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, California, United States of America, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Published: December 11, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0081723

About the Authors

Tekeshe A. Mekonnen, Pamela G. Coxson, David Guzman, Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo
Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America
Tekeshe A. Mekonnen, Pamela G. Coxson, David Guzman, Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo
Division of General Internal Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America
Tekeshe A. Mekonnen, Pamela G. Coxson, David Guzman, Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo
UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations at San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, California, United States of America
Michelle C. Odden
School of Biological and Population Health Sciences, College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, United States of America
James Lightwood
Department of Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America
Y. Claire Wang
Health Policy and Management, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America
Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: kdomingo@medsfgh.ucsf.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TAM MCO PGC KBD. Performed the experiments: TAM MCO PGC. Analyzed the data: TAM MCO PGC DG JL KBD. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PCG YCW KBD. Wrote the paper: TAM MCO PGC DG JL YCW KBD.