Study: Taxing sugar-sweetened drinks may not reduce obesity

08/12/2013 | DoctorsLounge.com

Taxing soda or other sugar-sweetened beverages to reduce consumption and fight obesity may not work as well as taxing cigarettes, because people easily can switch to other unhealthy foods, according to a study in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics. Researchers at RTI International said that because foods and beverages purchased by lower-income families tended to be higher in calories, fat and sodium than those bought by higher-income families, a soda tax would be a regressive tax.

View Full Article in:

DoctorsLounge.com

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Corporate Life Sciences Lawyer (3-5 years exp)
Ropes & Gray LLP
Boston, MA; San Francisco, CA; Silicon Valley, CA, MA
Director of Accreditation
Meridian Health Plan
Detroit, MI
Health Services Researcher
AARP
Washington, DC
Chief Executive Officer
Center for Improving Value in Healthcare
Denver, CO
Senior director risk adjustor and coding doc
Novant Health
Charlotte, NC