Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax: systematic reviews

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The impact of a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages according to socio-economic position: a systematic review of the evidence

This systematic review aims to review the literature for studies conducted in high-income countries that examined the effect on an increase in the price of sugar-sweetened beverages on purchase or consumption and/or weight outcomes based on socio-economic status indicators. See more

Healthy food subsidies and unhealthy food taxation: A systematic review of the evidence

This systematic review includes 78 studies which have consistent evidence showing that taxes and subsidies influence dietary behaviours. See more.

The effect of fiscal policy on diet, obesity and chronic disease: a systematic review

This systematic review looks at the effect of the tax on four key factors: (i) effect on consumption, (ii) effect on consumption and body weight, (iii) effect on food consumption and health and (iv) effect on body weight. See more

Evidence that a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages reduces the obesity rate: a meta-analysis

This comprehensive literature review suggests that an increase in price of sugar-sweetened beverages is associated with a decrease in consumption; and the higher the price increase, the greater the reduction in consumption. See more

A systematic review of the effectiveness of taxes on non-alcoholic beverages and high-in-fat foods as a means to prevent obesity trends

This systematic review was undertaken to synthesise the results of original studies examining the possible impact of tax policies and price increases upon the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages and high-in-fat, salt and sugar foods. See more

Assessing the Potential Effectiveness of Food and Beverage Taxes on Subsidies for Improving Public Health: A Systematic Review of Prices, Demand and Body Weight Outcomes

This study aims to provide a systematic review of recent studies from the United States on the price elasticity of demand for sugar-sweetened beverages, fast food, and fruits and vegetables. See more

Policy lessons from health taxes: a systematic review of empirical evidence

This systematic review aims to provide insights into how these taxes can be designed to (i) reduce consumption of targeted products and related health harms and (ii) generate revenues and distribute the tax burden across income groups in an efficient and equitable manner. See more.

The Impact of Food Prices on Consumption: A Systematic Review of Research on the Price Elasticity of Demand for Food

The goal of this systematic review is to provide a comprehensive summary of research on food demand and consumption behaviour in the United States over the past seven decades. See more

A systematic review of the effectiveness of food taxes and subsidies to improve diets: Understanding the recent evidence

This systematic review includes 43 papers and aims to reduce confusion and inform policymaking by consolidating recent evidence and explaining the differences in methodologies used. See more