The link between high U.S. obesity rates and the over-consumption of added sugars, largely from sodas and fruit drinks, has prompted calls for a tax on caloric sweetened beverages (CSB). Faced with a tax, consumers may reduce consumption of these CSB and substitute non-taxed beverages, such as bottled water, juice, and milk. A tax-induced 20% price increase on CSB could cause an average reduction of 3.8 pounds of body weight over a year, for adults and an average of 4.5 pounds over a year, for children. Given these reductions in calorie consumption, results show an estimated decline in adult overweight prevalence and obesity prevalence, as well as the child at-risk-for-overweight prevalence and the overweight prevalence. Charts and tables.The Guidelines do not include recommendations for added sugars, but instead include a adiscretionary calorie allowancea for diets that ... requirement which, in turn, is determined by age, gender, body weight and height, physical activity level , and pregnancy/lactation status. ... Using data from 1999-2004 NHANES, we found that the average American consumed 22.5 tsp of added sugars per day ( tableanbsp;...
|Title||:||Taxing Caloric Sweetened Beverages: Potential Effects on Beverage Consumption, Calorie Intake, and Obesity|
|Author||:||Travis A. Smith|
|Publisher||:||DIANE Publishing - 2010-11|