OPEN The Lancet. Public health | 5 Aug 2019
WE Waterlander, Y Jiang, N Nghiem, H Eyles, N Wilson, C Cleghorn, M Genç, B Swinburn, CN Mhurchu and T Blakely
Most evidence on health-related food taxes and subsidies relies on observational data and effects on single nutrients or foods instead of total diet. The aim of this study was to measure the effect of randomly assigned food price variations on consumer purchasing, where sets of prices emulated commonly discussed food tax and subsidy policies, including a subsidy on fruit and vegetables, a sweetened beverage tax, and taxes on foods according to sugar, sodium, and saturated fat content.
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