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WHO urges action to curtail consumption and impacts of sugary drinks

Thursday, October 20, 2016   Posted in: Resources and Information By: Administrator With tags: nutrition, obesity, research, Report

World Health Organisation media release: 11th October 2016

In a new WHO report launched this week on World Obesity Day, expert findings show that taxing sugary drinks can lower consumption and reduce obesity, type 2 diabetes and tooth decay.

Fiscal policies that lead to an at least 20% increase in the retail price of sugary drinks would result in proportional reductions in consumption of such products.

Read the full WHO press release on sugary drinks.

Read the summary or download a copy of Fiscal policies for diet and the prevention of noncommunicable diseases.

See the animated infographics on sugary drinks and obesity - suitable for use on social media.

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  • Canterbury District Health Board
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  • Environment Canterbury
  • Ministry of Health
  • Ngai Tahu
  • NZ Police
  • Pegasus Health
  • University of Otago, Christchurch