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

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, November 2013
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

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16 news outlets
blogs
4 blogs
policy
5 policy sources
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266 X users
facebook
12 Facebook pages
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia page
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2 Google+ users
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Title
Evidence that a tax on sugar sweetened beverages reduces the obesity rate: a meta-analysis
Published in
BMC Public Health, November 2013
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-13-1072
Pubmed ID
Authors

Maria A Cabrera Escobar, J Lennert Veerman, Stephen M Tollman, Melanie Y Bertram, Karen J Hofman

Abstract

Excess intake of sugar sweetened beverages (SSBs) has been shown to result in weight gain. To address the growing epidemic of obesity, one option is to combine programmes that target individual behaviour change with a fiscal policy such as excise tax on SSBs. This study evaluates the literature on SSB taxes or price increases, and their potential impact on consumption levels, obesity, overweight and body mass index (BMI). The possibility of switching to alternative drinks is also considered.

X Demographics

X Demographics

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Mendeley readers

Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
New Zealand 3 <1%
United Kingdom 3 <1%
Brazil 2 <1%
Chile 1 <1%
Indonesia 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Other 3 <1%
Unknown 899 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 236 26%
Student > Bachelor 152 17%
Researcher 112 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 71 8%
Student > Postgraduate 48 5%
Other 121 13%
Unknown 176 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 213 23%
Nursing and Health Professions 108 12%
Social Sciences 94 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 71 8%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 63 7%
Other 154 17%
Unknown 213 23%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 357. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 June 2023.
All research outputs
#89,450
of 25,360,284 outputs
Outputs from BMC Public Health
#75
of 17,002 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#597
of 220,490 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#3
of 286 outputs
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