Navigation Links
Legislated to health?
Date:8/31/2012

ot only reduce consumption (and curb some weight gain) if the tax is high enough, but also provide a revenue stream to combat the problem on other levels.

"Price increases through taxation do help discourage consumption of 'sin' products, especially for younger and lower-income consumers," said Ries. "Such taxes would provide a source of government revenue that could be directed to other programs to promote healthier lifestyles."

Warning: This menu label may make you eat healthier

Ries notes that prevailing thought says putting nutrition-value information where consumers can see it will enable them to make better food choices. She says many locales in the United States have already implemented mandatory menu labelling. Even though some studies say menu labels do not have a significant impact on consumer behaviour, nutrition details might help some people make more informed eating choices.

"Providing information is less coercive than taxation and outright bans, so governments should provide information along with any other more restrictive measure," said Ries. "If a more coercive policy is being implemented, it's important for citizens to understand the rationale for it."

Coaxing our way to good health?

Ries notes that some programs designed to create more active citizens, such as the child fitness tax credit, do not seem to have the desired effect. Yet, she says that offering incentives for living healthier and exercising more may have a greater impact on getting people active. She points to similar programs used for weight loss and smoking cessation, which had a positive effect on behaviour change, at least in the short term. More work needs to be done to establish an enticement plan with longer-term effects, one that may incorporate points accumulated for healthy types of behaviour that could be redeemed for health- and fitness-related products and services. She says investing money into more dir
'/>"/>

Contact: Jamie Hanlon
jamie.hanlon@ualberta.ca
780-492-9214
University of Alberta
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/12/2015)... , March 12, 2015 IriTech, a leading ... member of the Texas Instruments Design Network, announced today ... has demonstrated its IriShield USB MK2120U device during a ... for pension distribution. The iris scanner ... be marketed in India through ...
(Date:3/11/2015)... --  The Sync Project™ today announced the ... harness music to improve health. The platform maps ... of physiology, enabling the study of the therapeutic ... It is designed for medical and health research, ... and accelerate the discovery of the clinical applications ...
(Date:3/5/2015)... 5, 2015 In Brazil , ... already using these solutions and 42 percent planning to invest ... approximately 25 percent of the companies will be investing in ... majority of companies in the region are currently opting for ... model will command significant attention in the coming years. This ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Indian States See IriTech's Scanner Bolstering Efficiency of Authentication for Aadhaar 2Indian States See IriTech's Scanner Bolstering Efficiency of Authentication for Aadhaar 3Introducing The Sync Project, a Global Collaboration Harnessing the Scientific Potential of Music for Health 2Introducing The Sync Project, a Global Collaboration Harnessing the Scientific Potential of Music for Health 3Two of Every Three Brazilian Companies will have Invested in Cloud by 2015, Finds Frost & Sullivan 2Two of Every Three Brazilian Companies will have Invested in Cloud by 2015, Finds Frost & Sullivan 3Two of Every Three Brazilian Companies will have Invested in Cloud by 2015, Finds Frost & Sullivan 4
... BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Treating intensive care patients who ... could reduce their chances of succumbing to the infection, ... replicated in a larger study. A paper published online ... that insulin lowered the amount of inflammation and oxidative ...
... Pullman, WASeptember 8, 2010 Nutritional science and food marketing ... trip to the supermarket can require a complete nutritional ... against preservatives, added fat, colorings, and calories, false advertising, ... information of food labels have gotten a bad rap ...
... COLUMBUS, Ohio The wasting disease associated with ... can also cause significant damage to the heart, new ... by muscle wasting and dramatic weight loss, was believed ... study showed that the condition reduces heart function and ...
Cached Biology News:Insulin may reduce several inflammatory factors induced by bacterial infection 2Reading food labels, combined with exercise, can lead to weight loss 2Muscle wasting in cancer does not spare the heart 2Muscle wasting in cancer does not spare the heart 3
(Date:3/26/2015)... The Market Element LLC, a leading inbound marketing ... Gig LLC to provide website design, development, and creative ... alliance with Designing Gig represents a pivotal moment for ... end-to-end, digital solution for our clients, which now includes ... president of The Market Element. “For small and mid-sized ...
(Date:3/26/2015)... Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG ) announced ... of fiscal 2015, which ended Feb. 28, increased 13% ... Earnings per share in the current quarter were $0.20, ... income increased 17% over prior year to $24,142,000, or ... share, for the same period a year ago. ...
(Date:3/26/2015)... America," the popular news television program that airs in numerous ... film actor James Earl Jones, has announced that it will ... , Botany is commonly described as the scientific study of ... more complicated than that. Scientists and other professionals study a ... smallest bacteria known to man to the largest trees that ...
(Date:3/25/2015)... pharmaceutical market is one of the most attractive in ... size, plus a growing economy and increasing government investment ... International. The Russian market is set to grow at ... growth estimates around 10-15% annually reaching an approximate market ... Green Cross Green Cross provides total healthcare ...
Breaking Biology Technology:The Market Element LLC and Designing Gig LLC Form Strategic Alliance 2Neogen reports 13% increase in net income 2Neogen reports 13% increase in net income 3Neogen reports 13% increase in net income 4Neogen reports 13% increase in net income 5Neogen reports 13% increase in net income 6Neogen reports 13% increase in net income 7Neogen reports 13% increase in net income 8
... ... and innovative business models capture investors, interest. , ... Miami, FL (PRWEB) October 21, 2009 -- iLife Americas, ... conducting business in the U.S. to market its line of iLife wellness and therapeutic ...
... JERUSALEM and MADRID, October 21 ... the companies are collaborating on a,feasibility study to evaluate ... , Gamida Cell is developing ... stem/progenitor cells that display increased in vivo homing,and engraftment ...
... and BEIJING, Oct. 20, 2009 Monsanto Company and ... further the development of novel traits such as higher ... evaluate and advance certain technologies developed by Professor Qifa ... , "We,re excited to be working with a prominent ...
Cached Biology Technology:iLife Americas, LLC Enters U.S. Wellness and Therapeutic Markets 2Gamida Cell and Cellerix Partner on Feasibility Study 2Gamida Cell and Cellerix Partner on Feasibility Study 3Monsanto and Huazhong Agricultural University Enter Into Collaboration Focusing on Development of Plant Biotechnology 2Monsanto and Huazhong Agricultural University Enter Into Collaboration Focusing on Development of Plant Biotechnology 3
... degradation is critical to the maintenance ... regulatory proteins as important and diverse ... heat shock and stress response, antigen ... and ion channels, cell cycle regulation, ...
... Ocean Optics LIBS2000+ Spectrometers (sold separately) in ... Ablation Chamber to offer numerous configuration options ... features include a high-power 1064 nm Nd:YAG ... X-Y sample positioning, laser spot diameter control ...
... offer an optional X-Ray Imaging Module ... conveniently capture and precisely co-register anatomical ... animals with molecular based imaging modalities, ... that are generated by optical and ...
... curtains or parting strip shields ... frame to form a free-standing, ... cleanliness to Class 10/ISO 3. ... lights, and ionizers are configured ...
Biology Products: