Sweetened Drinks Case Study

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1) Write brief notes on the health effects of drinking sweetened drinks. (10%) Decreasing sugary drinks will reduce the prevalence of obesity and obesity-related diseases . One of the diseases that will be reduced is type 2 diabetes . Secondly, a study showed that drinking sweetened drinks caused a higher risk of having or dying from a heart attack . Thirdly, a 22-year-long study on women revealed that those who drank sugary drinks had 75% higher risk of gout . 2) Explain the factors via the socio‐ecological model that may contribute to the uptake of sweetened drinks. (50%) Drinking sweetened drinks can cause a multitude of problems such as obesity and obesity-related diseases. In this assignment I will be going through the factors via the…show more content…
The reason why I feel this should be implemented is because tobacco and alcohol taxes have proven to be effective tools to reduce tobacco and alcohol use. There is a case study that use tobacco and alcohol taxes to better understand optimal tax structures for sweetened drinks. The study showed that taxes on the dose of alcohol rather than the volume of the beverage may incentivize producers to reduce the volume of alcohol in beverages through the supply side , in this way, taxing the calories in sugary drinks may reduce the volume of calories in the sugary drinks.Additionally, a research showed an estimated 24% reduction in sugar-sweetened beverage consumption from having a tax on sweetened beverages . Research suggests that an added tax on these beverages could influence some to cut down on their consumption, reducing their risk of obesity and related illnesses. The effectiveness of this intervention could be evaluated by comparing the amount of sweetened drinks bought before taxation versus after taxation. If the amount of sweetened drinks bought has decreased after taxation, this intervention is effective, else it is

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