Decreasing the Burden of Type 2 Diabetes in South Africa: The Impact of Taxing Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

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Manyema, Mercy ; Veerman, J. Lennert ; Chola, Lumbwe ; Tugendhaft, Aviva ; Labadarios, Demetre ; Hofman, Karen (2015)
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
  • Journal: PLoS ONE, volume 10, issue 11 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0143050, pmc: PMC4648571
  • Subject: Q | R | Research Article | Science | Medicine

Introduction Type 2 diabetes poses an increasing public health burden in South Africa (SA) with obesity as the main driver of the epidemic. Consumption of sugar sweetened beverages (SSBs) is linked to weight gain and reducing SSB consumption may significantly impact the... View more
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