Taxing sugary drinks can reduce consumption, help beat obesity, diabetes -WHO

WHO urges global action to curtail consumption and health impacts of sugary drinks

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In a new WHO report launched this week on World Obesity Day, expert findings show that taxing sugary drinks can lower consumption and reduce obesity, type 2 diabetes and tooth decay. Fiscal policies that lead to an at least 20% increase in the retail price of sugary drinks would result in proportional reductions in consumption of such products.

Click the link below for executive summary:

http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/250303/1/WHO-NMH-PND-16.5-eng.pdf

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