Obesity – Is increasing the tax on alcohol our most cost-effective solution?
Despite years of trying to get on top of Australia’s obesity problem, a new study suggests that the situation isn’t improving, with obesity now costing the economy around $12 billion a year.
A new study out of Deakin University has found that increasing the price of alcohol is the foremost value-for-money policy option, to prevent obesity.
It’s a solution that’s not likely to be popular.
The Daily’s Julia Carr-Catzel spoke about this with Professor John Dixon, from the Baker Heart & Diabetes Institute, Melbourne.
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