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The introduction of sugary drinks tax in the UK was followed by a drop in obesity cases among children

1 Feb, 2023 | 13:32h | UTC

Associations between trajectories of obesity prevalence in English primary school children and the UK soft drinks industry levy: An interrupted time series analysis of surveillance data – PLOS Medicine

News Releases:

UK soft drink taxes associated with decreased obesity in girls – PLOS

Sugary drinks tax may have prevented over 5,000 cases of obesity a year in year six girls alone – University of Cambridge

Commentaries:

Expert reaction to study looking at the UK sugary drinks tax and obesity in children – Science Media Centre

UK sugar tax ‘prevents 5,000 cases of obesity in year 6 girls annually’ – The Guardian

Related:

WHO manual on sugar-sweetened beverage taxation policies to promote healthy diets.

M-A: Outcomes following taxation of sugar-sweetened beverages.

Public Policies to Reduce Sugary Drink Consumption in Children and Adolescents – Pediatrics

Cutting back on sugar-sweetened beverages: What works? – Cochrane Library

Association of a Beverage Tax on Sugar-Sweetened and Artificially Sweetened Beverages With Changes in Beverage Prices and Sales at Chain Retailers in a Large Urban Setting – JAMA

Impact of sugar‐sweetened beverage taxes on purchases and dietary intake: Systematic review and meta‐analysis – Obesity Reviews

Association between tax on sugar sweetened beverages and soft drink consumption in adults in Mexico: open cohort longitudinal analysis of Health Workers Cohort Study – The BMJ

Potential impact on prevalence of obesity in the UK of a 20% price increase in high sugar snacks: modelling study – The BMJ

Changes in food purchases after the Chilean policies on food labelling, marketing, and sales in schools: a before and after study – The Lancet Planetary Health

Association of a Sweetened Beverage Tax With Soda Consumption in High School Students – JAMA Pediatrics

Sugar-sweetened beverage taxes: Lessons to date and the future of taxation – PLOS Medicine

Banning the promotion of soft drinks could be more effective than a sugar tax – The Conversation

Sugar tax: why health experts want it but politicians and industry are resisting – The Guardian

 

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M-A | Dose–response effects of exercise and caloric restriction on visceral adiposity in overweight and obese adults

26 Jan, 2023 | 12:52h | UTC

Dose–response effects of exercise and caloric restriction on visceral adiposity in overweight and obese adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials – British Journal of Sports Medicine

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Health and economic outcomes associated with musculoskeletal disorders attributable to high BMI in 192 countries

23 Jan, 2023 | 13:16h | UTC

Health and Economic Outcomes Associated With Musculoskeletal Disorders Attributable to High Body Mass Index in 192 Countries and Territories in 2019 – JAMA Network Open

 


AAP Guideline | Evaluation and treatment of children and adolescents with obesity

10 Jan, 2023 | 14:54h | UTC

Clinical Practice Guideline for the Evaluation and Treatment of Children and Adolescents With Obesity – Pediatrics

Executive Summary: Clinical Practice Guideline for the Evaluation and Treatment of Children and Adolescents With Obesity – Pediatrics

News Release: American Academy of Pediatrics Issues Its First Comprehensive Guideline on Evaluating, Treating Children and Adolescents With Obesity – American Academy of Pediatrics

Commentaries:

Childhood obesity requires early, aggressive treatment, new guidelines say – NPR

New guidance: Use drugs, surgery early for obesity in kids – Associated Press

 


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