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Taxes are often imposed on sugary products to decrease consumption and thus lower obesity. Reducing purchases of food products may be difficult if they are habit forming and thus addictive. Food products may also be durable and provide service flows if individuals become satiated or stockpile...

Author(s)
Fleissig, A. R.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Applied Economics Letters, 2022, 29, 11, pp 1033-1036
Abstract

Increasing rates of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) (obesity, type 2 diabetes, and dental caries) are positively associated with the consumption of added sugars, particularly in sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB). Governments worldwide have implemented SSB taxes to reduce the consumption of sugars...

Author(s)
Bridge, G.; Groisman, S.; Bedi, R.
Publisher
Palgrave MacMillan, Basingstoke, UK
Citation
Journal of Public Health Policy, 2022, 43, 2, pp 281-291
Abstract

Background: The first phase of Chile's Law of Food Labelling and Advertising showed important declines in the sugar content of packaged foods, but it is unknown whether the law led to an increase in nonnutritive sweetener (NNS) intake, particularly among preschool children. Objectives: Estimate the ...

Author(s)
Rebolledo, N.; Reyes, M.; Popkin, B. M.; Adair, L.; Avery, C. L.; Corvalán, C.; Ng ShuWen; Taillie, L. S.
Publisher
Wiley, Oxford, UK
Citation
Pediatric Obesity, 2022, 17, 7,
Abstract

Taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) are recommended as part of comprehensive policy action to prevent diet-related non-communicable diseases (NCDs), but have been adopted by only one quarter of World Health Organization (WHO) Member States. This paper presents a comparative policy analysis of ...

Author(s)
Mulcahy, G.; Boelsen-Robinson, T.; Hart, A. C.; Pesantes, M. A.; Mohd Jamil Sameeha; Phulkerd, S.; Alsukait, R. F.; Thow, A. M.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Health Policy and Planning, 2022, 37, 5, pp 543-564
Abstract

Background: While socioeconomic position (SEP) is consistently related to pregnancy and birth outcome disparities, relevant biological mechanisms are manifold, thus necessitating more comprehensive characterization of SEP-exposome associations during pregnancy. Objectives We implemented an...

Author(s)
Sum KaKei; Mya Thway Tint; Aguilera, R.; Dickens, B. S. L.; Choo Sue; Ang LiTing; Phua, D.; Law, E. C.; Ng, S.; Tan, K. M. L.; Benmarhnia, T.; Karnani, N.; Eriksson, J. G.; Chong YapSeng; Yap, F.; Tan KokHian; Lee YungSeng; Chan ShiaoYng; Huang, J.; Chong, M. F. F.
Publisher
Pergamon Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Environment International, 2022, 163,
Abstract

A recent Perspective article described the "carbohydrate-insulin model (CIM)" of obesity, asserting that it "better reflects knowledge on the biology of weight control" as compared with what was described as the "dominant energy balance model (EBM)", which fails to consider "biological mechanisms...

Author(s)
Hall, K. D.; Farooqi, I. S.; Friedman, J. M.; Klein, S.; Loos, R. J. F.; Mangelsdorf, D. J.; O'Rahilly, S.; Ravussin, E.; Redman, L. M.; Ryan, D. H.; Speakman, J. R.; Tobias, D. K.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Cary, USA
Citation
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2022, 115, 5, pp 1243-1254
Abstract

Background: Marketing unhealthy foods to children, especially via advertising on television is regarded as a causal factor for unhealthy dietary habits and diet-associated diseases among children. In Germany marketing to children is practically unrestricted by law. Objective: This article...

Author(s)
Effertz, T.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Monatsschrift Kinderheilkunde, 2022, 170, 2, pp 133-138
Abstract

Objective: In response to concern over rising sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) consumption, in April 2018, South Africa became the first Sub-Saharan African (SSA) country to implement an SSB tax. We assess changes in pricing and acquisition of beverages from local supermarkets and small stores among...

Author(s)
Ross, A.; Swart, E. C.; Frank, T.; Lowery, C. M.; Ng ShuWen
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Public Health Nutrition, 2022, 25, 5, pp 1300-1309
Abstract

Introduction: Taxes are increasingly used as a policy tool aimed at reducing consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs), given their association with adverse health outcomes including type 2 diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease. However, a potential unintended consequence of such a...

Author(s)
Powell, L. M.; Leider, J.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2022, 17, 1,
Abstract

The oversupply of sugar contributes to the development of obesity. A sugar tax has the potential to motivate people to reduce their sugar intake and thus ultimately prevent obesity. Opponents of a sugar tax judge it as a paternalistic intervention reducing the freedom of choice of consumers. The...

Author(s)
Schaller, K.
Publisher
De Gruyter, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Public Health Forum, 2022, 30, 1, pp 48-50

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