Fiscal policies for diet and the prevention of noncommunicable diseases

World Health Organization, October 2016

This report argues that taxing sugary drinks can lower consumption and reduce obesity, type 2 diabetes and tooth decay. The report predicts that fiscal policies that lead to at least a 20 per cent increase in the retail price of sugary drinks would result in proportional reductions in consumption of such products.

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Physical activity strategy for the WHO European Region 2016–2025

World Health Organisation, September 2015

WHO estimates indicate that, in Europe, more than one third of adults and two thirds of adolescents are insufficiently active. Worldwide, physical inactivity causes 6–10% of cases of coronary heart disease, diabetes and breast and colon cancer and 9% of premature mortality. The aim of this strategy is to inspire governments and stakeholders to work towards increasing levels of physical activity.

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