This research brief examines the latest information on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) and food pricing strategies. The brief concludes that taxes resulting in substantially higher prices of SSBs could be a powerful policy tool for curbing obesity rates by leading people to reduce consumption.
Published: July 2009
ID #: 1034
Publisher: Healthy Eating Research
Authors: Chaloupka F, Powell L, Chriqui J
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