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Taxation may be needed to prevent the obesity crisis worsening suggest authors.

Date
9 May 2017
Abstract

Background: In January 2014, Mexico implemented an 8% tax on non-essential foods with energy density ≥275 kcal/100 g, with a view to prevent obesity. This study explored energy density of foods and diets in Mexico and their monetary cost across population subgroups. Methods: Dietary intakes for...

Author(s)
Mendoza, A.; Pérez, A. E.; Anju Aggarwal; Drewnowski, A.
Publisher
BMJ Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 2017, 71, 7, pp 713-721
Abstract

Domestic US sugar production has been protected by government policy for the past 82 years, resulting in elevated domestic prices and an estimated annual (2013) $1.4 billion dollar "tax" on consumers. These elevated prices and the simultaneous federal support for domestic corn production have...

Author(s)
Dilk, A.; Savaiano, D. A.
Publisher
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc., Hagerstown, USA
Citation
Nutrition Today, 2017, 52, 3, pp 143-150
Abstract

The concept of food addiction is increasingly used in the academic literature and popular media to explain some forms of overweight and obesity. However, there is limited evidence on how this term is understood by and impacts overweight and obese individuals. This qualitative study investigated the ...

Author(s)
Cullen, A. J.; Barnett, A.; Komesaroff, P. A.; Brown, W.; O'Brien, K. S.; Hall, W.; Carter, A.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Appetite, 2017, 115, pp 62-70
Abstract

Background: A sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) tax in Mexico has been effective in reducing consumption of SSBs, with larger decreases for low-income households. The health and financial effects across socioeconomic groups are important considerations for policy-makers. From a societal perspective,...

Author(s)
Lal, A.; Mantilla-Herrera, A. M.; Veerman, L.; Backholer, K.; Sacks, G.; Moodie, M.; Siahpush, M.; Carter, R.; Peeters, A.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS Medicine, 2017, 14, 6, pp e1002326
Abstract

This paper elucidates the challenges surrounding the economics of some popular obesity-related policy proposals. Solid economic justifications for anti-obesity policies are often lacking, and evidence suggests policies like fat and soda taxes or restrictions on food stamp spending are unlikely to...

Author(s)
Lusk, J. L.
Publisher
Nature Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
International Journal of Obesity, 2017, 41, 6, pp 831-834
Abstract

Objectives: To quantify the potential impact of an additional 20% tax on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) on productivity in Australia. Methods: We used a multi-state lifetable Markov model to examine the potential impact of an additional 20% tax on SSBs on total lifetime productivity in the paid...

Author(s)
Nomaguchi, T.; Cunich, M.; Zapata-Diomedi, B.; Veerman, J. L.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Health Policy, 2017, 121, 6, pp 715-725
Abstract

The increasing prevalence of obesity over the course of life is a global health challenge because of its strong and positive association with significant health problems such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, stroke, and some cancers. The complex causes and drivers of obesity include...

Author(s)
Rush, E. C.; Yan, M. R.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Nutrients, 2017, 9, 5, pp 519
Abstract

Study question: What effect on body mass index, obesity and diabetes can we expect from the 1-peso-per-litre tax to sugar sweetened beverages in Mexico? Methods: Using recently published estimates of the reductions in beverage purchases due to the tax, we modelled its expected long-term impacts on...

Author(s)
Barrientos-Gutierrez, T.; Zepeda-Tello, R.; Rodrigues, E. R.; Colchero-Aragonés, A.; Rojas-Martínez, R.; Lazcano-Ponce, E.; Hernández-Ávila, M.; Rivera-Dommarco, J.; Meza, R.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2017, 12, 5, pp e0176336
Abstract

Background: Reducing automobile dependence and improving rates of active transport may reduce the impact of obesogenic environments, thereby decreasing population prevalence of obesity and other diseases where physical inactivity is a risk factor. Increasing the relative cost of driving by an...

Author(s)
Brown, V.; Moodie, M.; Cobiac, L.; Herrera, A. M. M.; Carter, R.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Public Health, 2017, 17, 359, pp (4 May 2017)

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