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A health impact assessment of the UK soft drinks industry levy: a comparative risk assessment modelling study

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In March, 2016, the UK government proposed a tiered levy on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs; high, moderate, and no tax for drinks with >8g, 5g to 8g, and <5g sugar per 100ml). We estimate the effect of possible industry responses to the levy on obesity, diabetes, and dental caries.

Methods
We modelled three possible industry responses: (1) reformulation to reduce sugar concentration, (2) increasing product price, and (3) changing the market share of high...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1016/S2468-2667(16)30037-8

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Oxford, MSD, Nuffield Department of Population Health, Population Health
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Oxford, MSD, Oxford University Medical School
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Elsevier: Lancet Publisher's website
Journal:
Lancet Public Health Journal website
Volume:
2
Issue:
1
Pages:
e15-e22
Publication date:
2016-12-15
Acceptance date:
2016-11-22
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ISSN:
2468-2667
Pubs id:
pubs:661453
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uri:2be1c605-4a93-4d12-af48-7f6ba63864bd
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uuid:2be1c605-4a93-4d12-af48-7f6ba63864bd
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