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How Can Economics Help Tackle Obesity?

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1112-1113
Number of pages2
Issue number7
DateAccepted/In press - 19 Apr 2018
DatePublished (current) - 1 Jul 2018


Despite a large growth in funding for research and interventions, global rates of obesity remains 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 (e.g., (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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