How can economics help tackle obesity?

Frew, Emma and Ng, Shu Wen and Coast, Jo and Hollingsworth, Bruce Philip and Smith, Richard (2018) How can economics help tackle obesity? Obesity, 26 (7). pp. 1112-1113. ISSN 1930-739X

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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 1 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.

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