Case Study Suggests Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Taxes Effectively Reduces Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption

Feb. 27, 2019

A study conducted by public health researchers affiliated with various University of California campuses that was published in the American Journal of Public Health indicated that considering reductions in consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages in Berkeley in the first three years of a sugar-sweetened beverage tax, sugar-sweetened beverage taxes are "an effective policy option for jurisdictions focused on improving public health." The study estimated changes in sugar-sweetened beverage and water consumption three years after a sugar-sweetened beverage tax in Berkeley, CA, relative to unexposed comparison neighborhoods in San Francisco and Oakland.


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