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Small effects on purchasing but is it enough.

Date
5 July 2018
Abstract

Introduction: In this review, we highlight poor diet as the biggest risk factor for non-communicable diseases. We examine the denial tactics used by the food industry, how they reflect the tactics previously used by the tobacco industry, and how campaigners can use this knowledge to achieve future...

Author(s)
Capewell, S.; Lloyd-Williams, F.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
British Medical Bulletin, 2018, 125, pp 131-143
Abstract

Objective: Obesity is now the most prevalent chronic disease in the United States, which amounts to an estimated $147 billion in health care spending annually. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) enacted in 2010 included provisions for private and public health insurance plans that expanded coverage for...

Author(s)
Gomez, G.; Stanford, F. C.
Publisher
Nature Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
International Journal of Obesity, 2018, 42, 3, pp 495-500
Abstract

Objective: To prioritise policy actions for government to improve the food environment and contribute to reduced obesity and related diseases. Design: Cross-sectional study applying the Food Environment Policy Index (Food EPI) in two stages. First, the evidence on all relevant policies was...

Author(s)
Watson, F.; Taylor, A.; Rayner, M.; Lobstein, T.; Hinks, R.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Public Health Nutrition, 2018, 21, 5, pp 1002-1010
Abstract

Objective: Front-of-package (FOP) marketing strategies of a wide variety of beverages were catalogued to examine the prevalence of each strategy prior to a sweeping Chilean restriction of child-directed marketing aimed at reducing obesity-related disease among Chile's youth. Design: Photographs of...

Author(s)
Stoltze, F. M.; Barker, J. O.; Kanter, R.; Corvalán, C.; Reyes, M.; Taillie, L. S.; Carpentier, F. R. D.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Public Health Nutrition, 2018, 21, 3, pp 454-464
Abstract

In March 2016, a sugar levy on the soft drinks industry was introduced as part of an overarching strategy to reduce free (non-milk extrinsic) sugars consumption and obesity in the UK. This article discusses the likely impact of the sugar levy on dietary behaviour and health, taking into...

Author(s)
Evans, C.
Publisher
Sage Publications Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Perspectives in Public Health, 2018, 138, 2, pp 85-86
Abstract

Background: On October 1, 2014, the Chilean government modified its previous sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) tax, increasing the tax rate from 13% to 18% on industrialized beverages with high levels of sugar (H-SSBs) (greater than 6.25 grams [g] sugar/100 milliliters [mL]) and decreasing the tax...

Author(s)
Caro, J. C.; Corvalán, C.; Reyes, M.; Silva, A.; Popkin, B.; Taillie, L. S.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS Medicine, 2018, 15, 7, pp e1002597
Abstract

Background: In October 2014, Chile implemented a tax modification on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) called the Impuesto Adicional a las Bebidas Analcohólicas (IABA). The design of the tax was unique, increasing the tax on soft drinks above 6.25 grams of added sugar per 100 mL and decreasing the ...

Author(s)
Nakamura, R.; Mirelman, A. J.; Cuadrado, C.; Silva-Illanes, N.; Dunstan, J.; Suhrcke, M.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS Medicine, 2018, 15, 7, pp e1002596
Abstract

Background: Metabolic syndrome is the cluster of risk factors that leads to increased episodes of cardiovascular disease (CVD). These risk factors include but are not limited to obesity, non-alcoholic fatty liver (NAFLD), dyslipidemia, and type 2 diabetes. Since the pathogenesis of metabolic...

Author(s)
Wat, E.; Wang YanPing; Chan Ken; Law HonWai; Koon ChiMan; Lau KitMan; Leung PingChung; Yan Choly; Lau BikSan [Lau, B. S. C. ]
Publisher
Elsevier GmbH, München, Germany
Citation
Phytomedicine, 2018, 42, pp 112-125
Abstract

Metabolic syndrome, variously known also as syndrome X, insulin resistance, etc., is defined by WHO as a pathologic condition characterized by abdominal obesity, insulin resistance, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia. Though there is some variation in the definition by other health care organization, ...

Author(s)
Saklayen, M. G.
Publisher
Springer, New York, USA
Citation
Current Hypertension Reports, 2018, 20, 2, pp Article 12

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