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Nutritionist urged Cambridge limits on sugary drinks

Dr. Walter Willett, a noted Harvard nutritionist, suggested a few weeks ago in an e-mail to his neighbor, the mayor of ­Cambridge, that she consider restrictions on supersized sodas and sugary beverages like those recently proposed in New York City to combat obesity.

That inspired Mayor Henrietta Davis to propose Monday night that her city study the issue, a ­request that has sparked heated discussion in ­Cambridge and beyond.

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