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How Can Economics Help Tackle Obesity?

Citation

Frew, Emma; Ng, Shu Wen; Coast, Joanna; Hollingsworth, Bruce; & Smith, Richard L. (2018). How Can Economics Help Tackle Obesity?. Obesity, 26(7), 1112-1113. PMCID: PMC6032902

Abstract

Despite a large growth in funding for research and interventions, global rates of obesity remain at high levels. A major reason is that obesity is complex; it is a condition affected by a multitude of factors. Frameworks for helping understand this complexity are useful but do little to guide policy makers on action. This paper provides a summary of how economics has contributed to policy design so far and offers suggestions for future action.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/oby.22211

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2018

Journal Title

Obesity

Author(s)

Frew, Emma
Ng, Shu Wen
Coast, Joanna
Hollingsworth, Bruce
Smith, Richard L.

PMCID

PMC6032902