US researchers conclude going only for current “sugar taxes unlikely to produce the reduction required on obesity”

Analysing the effects of the UK and Mexican soft drinks levies, U.S. researchers conclude in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition that while the tax led to reduce obesity.

They argue taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages should be higher, but also widened to other sugar-containing products and fats.

No single policy or program will sufficiently affect the complex problem of obesity”, they conclude.

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