Economics and obesity policy.

Auteur(s) :
Lusk JL.
Date :
Jan, 2017
Source(s) :
International journal of obesity (2005). #: p
Adresse :
Regents Professor and Willard Sparks Endowed Chair, Department of Agricultural Economics, Stillwater, OK, USA. jayson.lusk@gmail.com

Sommaire de l'article

This paper elucidates the challenges surrounding the economics of some popular obesity-related policy proposals. Solid economic justifications for anti-obesity policies are often lacking, and pragmatically evidence suggests policies like fat and soda taxes or restrictions on food stamp spending are unlikely to substantively affect obesity prevalence. In short, many of the same factors that make obesity such a complicated and multifaceted issue extend to the economic analysis public health policies.International Journal of Obesity accepted article preview online, 12 January 2017. doi:10.1038/ijo.2017.5.

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