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

Date
9 May 2017
Abstract

To undertake a cross-sectional survey of the extent and nature of food and beverage advertising to children on Maltese national television stations. Seven national free-to-air channels were recorded for seven consecutive days in March 2014 between 07:00 and 22:00 h. Advertisements were coded...

Author(s)
Cauchi, D.; Reiff, S.; Knai, C.; Gauci, C.; Spiteri, J.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Health Promotion International, 2017, 32, 3, pp 419-429
Abstract

In recent years, various levels of government in the United States have adopted or discussed subsidies, tax breaks, zoning laws, and other public policies that promote geographic access to healthy food. However, there is little evidence from large-scale longitudinal or quasi-experimental research...

Author(s)
Zenk, S. N.; Tarlov, E.; Wing, C.; Matthews, S. A.; Jones, K.; Tong, H.; Powell, L. M.
Publisher
People-to-People Health Foundation, Project Hope, Bethesda, USA
Citation
Health Affairs, 2017, 36, 8, pp 1433-1442
Abstract

Background: Consumption of sugar causes tooth decay, overweight and obesity related morbidities. This paper in response to the Minister of Health's request, provides estimates of the mortality, morbidity and health care costs attributable to sugar consumption in Israel along with the effects of...

Author(s)
Ginsberg, G. M.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, 2017, 6, 1, pp (10 January 2017)
Abstract

Background: This systematic review (PROSPERO: CRD42015025276) employs a realist approach to investigate the effect of "real-world" policies targeting different aspects of the food environment that shape individual and collective nutrition. Objectives: We were interested in assessing intermediate...

Author(s)
Sisnowski, J.; Street, J. M.; Merlin, T.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2017, 12, 8, pp e0182581
Abstract

Taxation of energy-dense foods (EDFs) and sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) is increasingly of interest as a novel public health and fiscal policy instrument. However academic interest in policy determinants has remained limited. We address this paucity by comparing the policy content and policy...

Author(s)
Hagenaars, L. L.; Jeurissen, P. P. T.; Klazinga, N. S.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Health Policy, 2017, 121, 8, pp 887-894
Abstract

Thailand is experiencing an increasing burden of obesity and diet-related non-communicable diseases. The Thai government has responded by developing a number of policies to protect and promote healthy eating. In particular, in 2008, the Thai Government passed a regulation to restrict unhealthy...

Author(s)
Phulkerd, S.; Sacks, G.; Vandevijvere, S.; Worsley, A.; Lawrence, M.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Food Policy, 2017, 71, pp 101-110
Abstract

The global shift towards diets high in sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) and energy dense ultra-processed foods is linked to higher prevalence of obesity, diabetes and most other non-communicable diseases (NCDs), causing significant costs to societies and individuals. Chile has the highest SSB...

Author(s)
Caro, J. C.; Ng ShuWen; Taillie, L. S.; Popkin, B. M.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Food Policy, 2017, 71, pp 86-100
Abstract

Obesity and type 2 diabetes are increasing in rural and urban regions of South Asia including India. Pattern of fat deposition in abdomen, ectopic fat deposition (liver, pancreas) and also low lean mass are contributory to early-onset insulin resistance, dysmetabolic state and diabetes in Asian...

Author(s)
Gulati, S.; Misra, A.
Publisher
Nature Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2017, 71, 7, pp 850-857
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

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