Averting obesity and type 2 diabetes in India through sugar-sweetened beverage taxation : an economic-epidemiologic modeling study

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dc.contributor.author Basu, Sanjay
dc.contributor.author Vellakkal, Sukumar
dc.contributor.author Agrawal, Sutapa
dc.contributor.author Stuckler, David
dc.contributor.author Popkin, Barry
dc.contributor.author Ebrahim, Shah
dc.date.accessioned 2014-12-23T15:41:49Z
dc.date.available 2014-12-23T15:41:49Z
dc.date.issued 2014-01
dc.identifier.citation Basu, S., Vellakkal, S., Agrawal, S., Stuckler, D., Popkin, B., Ebrahim, S. (2014). Averting Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes in India through Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Taxation: An Economic-Epidemiologic Modeling Study. PLoS Med, 11(1), e1001582. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001582 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/53495
dc.description.abstract Sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) consumption is a major risk factor for overweight and obesity, as well as an array of cardio-metabolic conditions, especially type 2 diabetes. Nationwide taxation may be perverse if benefits accrue among only select populations while monetary penalties apply universally, especially if the tax burden but not the tax benefit falls disproportionately on the poor. The study estimates potential health effects of such a fiscal strategy in India, where there is heterogeneity in SSB consumption, patterns of substitution between SSBs and other beverages after tax increases, and vast differences in chronic disease risk within the population. en
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dc.format.extent 1 digital file (13 p. : ill.) en
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dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher PLOS en
dc.subject OBESITY en
dc.subject INDIA en
dc.subject DIABETES en
dc.subject TAXATION en
dc.subject CHRONIC DISEASES en
dc.subject FISCAL POLICY en
dc.subject PUBLIC HEALTH en
dc.subject NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES en
dc.subject SOUTH ASIA en
dc.subject DISEASE PREVENTION en
dc.subject SUGAR-SWEETENED BEVERAGES en
dc.title Averting obesity and type 2 diabetes in India through sugar-sweetened beverage taxation : an economic-epidemiologic modeling study en
dc.type Journal Article (peer-reviewed) en
idrc.project.number 106947
idrc.project.title Comparison of Fiscal and Regulatory Policies to Prevent Non-Communicable Diseases in India en
idrc.copyright.holder Basu et al.
idrc.copyright.oapermissionsource CC BY en
idrc.dspace.access Open Access en
idrc.rims.adhocgroup IDRC SUPPORTED en
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