International Sugar Journal

Sugar taxes come under scrutiny as governments fight inflation [Full subscriber]

Abstract The increased prevalence of obesity over the past two decades in the West, in particular, has exercised policymakers. In the US, the sugar consumption trend has been downwards over the same period, as has been the case in developed economies. While a positive correlation between sugar consumption and obesity is only apparent when sugar is overconsumed, it is equally clear to nutrition researchers that obesity is a multifactorial disease. Since obesity is one of the significant drivers of preventable diseases and health care costs and sugar has been identified as the main suspect, policymakers have been quick to tax…

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