Regulation of food and drink high in sugar

An unhealthy diet can cause overweight and obesity and secondary diseases like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. An important question is if it through national regulation like legislation and price policies is possible to promote better food habits and better public health.

Question

Does regulation of food and drink high in sugar have an effect on public health?

SBU Enquiry response consists of systematic literature searches to highlight studies that can address questions received by the SBU Inquiry Service from Swedish healthcare or social service providers. Relevant references are compiled by an SBU staff member, in consultation with an external expert when needed. The quality of the studies identified is not systematically reviewed.

Published: 5/2/2017
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