20 percent ‘fat tax’ needed to improve population health, experts say

20 percent ‘fat tax’ needed to improve population health, experts say
Taxes on unhealthy food and drinks would need to be at least 20 percent to have a significant effect on diet-related conditions such as obesity and heart disease, say experts on bmj.com today. Ideally, this should be combined with subsidies on healthy foods such as fruit and vegetables, they add.

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