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Decreasing the burden of type 2 diabetes in South Africa : The Impact of Taxing Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

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dc.contributor.author Manyema, Mercy
dc.contributor.author Veerman, J. Lennert
dc.contributor.author Chola, Lumbwe
dc.contributor.author Tugendhaft, Aviva
dc.contributor.author Labadarios, Demetre
dc.contributor.author Hofman, Karen
dc.date.accessioned 2016-06-23T19:03:49Z
dc.date.available 2016-06-23T19:03:49Z
dc.date.copyright 2015
dc.date.issued 2015-11
dc.identifier.citation Manyema, M., Veerman, J.L., Chola, L., Tugendhaft, A., Labadarios, D., & Hofman, K. (2015). Decreasing the Burden of Type 2 Diabetes in South Africa: The Impact of Taxing Sugar-Sweetened Beverages. PLoS ONE, 10(11), e0143050. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0143050 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/55625
dc.description.abstract Type 2 diabetes poses an increasing public health burden in South Africa (SA) with obesity as the main driver of the epidemic. Consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) is linked to weight gain, and reducing SSB consumption may significantly impact the prevalence of obesity and related diseases. Fiscal policy on SSBs has the potential to mitigate the diabetes epidemic in South Africa. This study estimates the effect of a 20% SSB tax on the burden of diabetes in SA: over 20 years, a 20% SSB tax could reduce diabetes incident cases by 106,000 in women, and by 54,000 in men; and prevalence in all adults by 4.0%. en
dc.format Text en
dc.format.extent 1 digital file (17 p. : ill.) en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher PLOS en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.title Decreasing the burden of type 2 diabetes in South Africa : The Impact of Taxing Sugar-Sweetened Beverages en
dc.type Article (journal - peer reviewed) en
idrc.project.number 106882
idrc.project.componentnumber 106882001
idrc.project.title The Economic and Health Impacts of Legislative Fiscal Policies to Improve Nutrition in South Africa en
idrc.copyright.holder Manyema et al.
idrc.copyright.oapermissionsource CC BY en
idrc.dspace.access Open Access en
idrc.rims.adhocgroup IDRC SUPPORTED en
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