This review examines the possible causes, consequences and policy implications of obesity using a multilevel, multispectral framework and propose the Individual, Social, Economic and Environmental Model (ISEEM) for obesity prevention. Some key insights from the review:
- “Since fat taxes are regressive, tax incidence would be felt hardest by low income families.”
- “[…] justification for a discriminatory excise tax on soft drinks is weak.”
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