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Would You Pay a 20% "Fat Tax"? | Care2 Causes

Would You Pay a 20% "Fat Tax"? | Care2 Causes

A “fat tax” of at least 20% is necessary to improve population health, says a new study in the British Medical Journal . More and more countries including Denmark and Hungary have introduced taxes on healthy food. Oliver Mytton and other researchers at the University of Oxford say that such taxes “have the potential” to improve health and should “ideally” be combined with subsidies for health foods such as fruits and vegetables. Mytton and his colleagues noted that evidence especially points to the need to tax sugary drinks: For example, a US study found a 35% tax on sugar sweetened drinks ($0.45 (£0.28; €0.34) per drink) in a canteen led to a 26% decline in sales. Meanwhile modelling studies predict a 20% tax on sugary drinks in the US would reduce obesity levels by 3.5%, and suggest that extending VAT (at 17.5%) to unhealthy foods in the UK could cut up to 2700 heart dis...

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