New US study shows benefits of Sugar tax models


A study published in the Circulation (official journal from the American Heart Association) showed a simulation model of different designs of taxes on sugary drinks (linked to obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes), suggesting that all tax designs would generate substantial health gains.

Boston researchers created a nationally representative microsimulation model to test three types of taxation on sugary drinks. Under the simulation scenario, the researchers found all three tax structures would generate tax revenue, lower health care costs and prevent cardiovascular disease events and diabetes cases. Read a full article on this new study here.

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