Food taxes could lead to healthier eating habits

12/11/2012 | HealthDay News

New Zealand researchers found that each 1% price increase for fatty foods may lead to a 0.02% decrease in intake, while a 10% price increase for soft drinks may reduce consumption by 1% to 24%. A 10% price decrease for fruits and vegetables was associated with a 2% to 8% increase in consumption, researchers noted. The results appear in PLoS Medicine.

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