Let’s hope UK’s soft drink tax cuts obesity and diabetes rates

 作者:诸东     |      日期:2018-01-19 01:53:21
Steve Allen/Getty After much waiting, the UK’s new soft drinks levy is taking shape, with draft legislation just published. The hope is that it will make us healthier. Will it? Things do look encouraging, if we go by a first scientific attempt to analyse the tiered levy by researchers in the UK and New Zealand. They estimated possible changes in incidence of obesity, diabetes and tooth decay from the planned introduction in April 2018 of the tax on sugar-sweetened beverages such as cola and squash. As the study points out, the impact depends on many variables,