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Will the sugar tax really make Britain less fat?

Will the sugar tax really make Britain less fat? | Obesity | Scoop.it
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George Osborne announced in the Budget that Britain will become one of the first countries in the world to launch a tax on sugary drinks in a bid to tackle childhood obesity and raise funds to invest in school sport.

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Sugary Drinks Tax 'Could Raise Treasury £275m' - Sky News

Sugary Drinks Tax 'Could Raise Treasury £275m' - Sky News | Obesity | Scoop.it
A 20% tax could reduce demand and fight obesity and tooth decay, but some researchers claim taxing food is politically unworkable.

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MRC press office's curator insight, November 1, 2013 5:44 AM

Professor Sir Stephen O'Rahilly from the Medical Research Council's Metabolic Diseases Unit in Cambridge said that sugary drinks contribute to the obesity problem. 

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Obesity crisis: doctors demand soft drinks tax and healthier hospital food - The Guardian

Obesity crisis: doctors demand soft drinks tax and healthier hospital food - The Guardian | Obesity | Scoop.it
The Guardian Obesity crisis: doctors demand soft drinks tax and healthier hospital food The Guardian Local councils to limit the number of fast food outlets allowed to operate near schools, colleges, leisure centres and other places where children...

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Mexico to tackle obesity with taxes on junk food and sugary drinks - The Guardian

Mexico to tackle obesity with taxes on junk food and sugary drinks - The Guardian | Obesity | Scoop.it
The Guardian Mexico to tackle obesity with taxes on junk food and sugary drinks The Guardian Taxes on unhealthy foods and sugary drinks such as colas and lemonades have been introduced by a few other countries in Europe and Scandinavia, but often...

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Mexico Taxes Soda to Combat Obesity

Mexico Taxes Soda to Combat Obesity | Obesity | Scoop.it
Mexico has successfully passed legislation placing an 8 percent sales tax on sugary soft drinks in response to their obesity epidemic.

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Obesity ops 'seen as quick fix'

Obesity ops 'seen as quick fix' | Obesity | Scoop.it

Obesity surgery is often seen as a quick fix with proper consideration not always given to the risks, a review of cases in the UK shows.


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Information Failure: Inside the Energy Drinks

Information Failure: Inside the Energy Drinks | Obesity | Scoop.it
Energy drinks usually contain caffeine, sugar and additives with strange-sounding names. Producers claim their mixes provide mental and physical benefits.

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Pendleton Economics's curator insight, January 4, 2013 2:46 PM

Does information failure lead to the over consumption of these drinks?

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Demerit Good: Labour urges sugar and fat limits

Demerit Good: Labour urges sugar and fat limits | Obesity | Scoop.it
Labour urges the government to consider introducing legal limits on sugar, salt and fat as it launches a consultation on how to tackle obesity.

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Matt Smith's curator insight, January 5, 2013 3:24 AM

Some great ways the government could intervene to tackle obesity.

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Put 20% tax on soft drinks to cut obesity, says study

Put 20% tax on soft drinks to cut obesity, says study | Obesity | Scoop.it
Researchers say a price hike would drive down sales of the sugary beverages and therefore benefit the nation’s health.

 

Slapping a 20 per cent tax on soft drinks would cut the number of fat Britons by more than a quarter of a million, claim experts.

Researchers say a price hike would drive down sales of the sugary beverages and therefore benefit the nation’s health.

A new study claims a 20 per cent tax on sugar-sweetened drinks would reduce the number of adults who are obese or overweight by 285,000.



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Mexico Soda Tax Proposed By President Enrique Peña Nieto To Control Obesity - Huffington Post

Mexico Soda Tax Proposed By President Enrique Peña Nieto To Control Obesity - Huffington Post | Obesity | Scoop.it
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Mexico Soda Tax Proposed By President Enrique Peña Nieto To Control Obesity
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The country that tops per capita world consumption of Coca-Cola products is pondering a soda tax.
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Study: Hefty tax on soda would reduce UK obesity - Sioux City Journal

Study: Hefty tax on soda would reduce UK obesity - Sioux City Journal | Obesity | Scoop.it
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Study: Hefty tax on soda would reduce UK obesity
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Slapping a 20 percent tax on soda in Britain could cut the number of obese adults by about 180,000, according to a new study.

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Proactive Consult's curator insight, November 4, 2013 2:39 AM

Do you agree with this?

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Can sugar tax help Mexico's obesity epidemic?

Can sugar tax help Mexico's obesity epidemic? | Obesity | Scoop.it
David Frum says tackling Mexico's obesity problem with a sugar tax might not work but is worth a try.

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Demerit Good: Tax chocolate to beat obesity, say doctors

Demerit Good: Tax chocolate to beat obesity, say doctors | Obesity | Scoop.it

Chocoholics face a fight with daft doctors who want to slam heavy taxes on their favourite treat.


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The Junk Food Debate

A series of tweets with links to BBC video/audio clips in which the issues and potential policies are discussed.

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Matt Smith's curator insight, January 8, 2013 1:15 PM

This is really useful. Lots of evaluation here.

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A* Evaluation: Factcheck: Are 40% of children living in poverty not entitled to free school meals?

A* Evaluation: Factcheck: Are 40% of children living in poverty not entitled to free school meals? | Obesity | Scoop.it
A non-partisan factcheck organisation campaigning for accuracy in public debate.
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