Navigation Links
UIC receives $1 million grant to study 'fat taxes,' diet, obesity
Date:11/3/2009

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have received $1 million from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to study the relationship between "fat taxes" and food consumption, diet quality and obesity.

The funding for the two-year project was made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

The study will link state tax rates associated with restaurants and with specific sugar- and fat-laden foods and beverages (soda, candy, baked goods and chips) to individual survey data.

Using multiple data sets from a 10-year period -- 1997 through 2007 -- the researchers will determine if differential tax rates equate to differences in consumption, diet quality and body mass index, or BMI, for children, adolescents and adults.

The study will separately examine these relationships among low-income food stamp recipients and non-food stamp recipients.

Previous economic studies suggest that food prices do change consumption. However, the researchers want to determine if, for example, consumers will seek out another high-sugar drink such as Kool-Aid if, say, soda is too expensive. If they do, then a tax on soda may reduce soda consumption but will not necessarily reduce weight, improve diet quality, or reduce overall sugar intake.

"We want to know if this price sensitivity is just for a specific good, such as soda, or if it translates into changes in diet quality and weight outcomes," said Lisa Powell, senior research scientist at UIC's Institute for Health Research and Policy and principal investigator of the study. "It will help lay the foundation on the extent to which these taxes may be effective policy instruments to generate behavior change and potentially reduce obesity."

Current fat-tax rates are fairly low, ranging, for example, from 0 to 7 percent for soda.

Taxing soda is an easy target because it is clear there is not a lot of nutritional value, said
'/>"/>

Contact: Sherri McGinnis Gonzalez
smcginn@uic.edu
312-996-8277
University of Illinois at Chicago
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Rutgers Genetics receives $7.8 million for autism research
2. Herr receives Heinz Award for Technology, the Economy and Employment
3. UCI receives $5M from Edwards Lifesciences
4. Yu receives research funding from the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation
5. UGA Odum School of Ecology professor receives grant to study West Nile Virus in NYC
6. UC Riverside biologist receives prestigious MacArthur Fellowship
7. UC Irvine receives $2.18M to explore nano advancements in DNA sequencing
8. Penn biochemist receives NIH New Innovators Award
9. NYUs Center for Genomics & Systems Biology receives $4.4 million NSF grant
10. Einstein researcher receives NIH grant to explore epigenetic regulation of the human genome
11. Alaska graduate program in sustainability receives $3.2 million award
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/28/2014)... MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (August 28, 2014) Researchers at the ... for facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) to be used for ... effectiveness of potential therapies for FSHD. , The research ... Cell Reports . , There is no treatment ... the most common type of muscular dystrophy. FSHD is ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... support of peer groups and clinicians is critical ... to recent University of Georgia research. , A ... County area determined that role models for successful ... of infants. , "Mothers who received that support ... said study co-author Alex Anderson, an associate professor ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... , Aug. 28, 2014  Privacy Advocate and ... Jennifer Lynch , joins the lineup of biometric ... second annual Biometrics UnPlugged Executive Summit in ... Previously announced speakers include Steven Rahman, Director, Technology ... Public Sector at Experian. The theme of this year,s ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):UMN researchers find animal model for understudied type of muscular dystrophy 2Breastfeeding study shows need for effective peer counseling programs 2Biometrics UnPlugged Welcomes the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Jennifer Lynch to the Mobility at the Crossroads of Commerce and Privacy Summit 2
... Academy Research Fellow Michael Courtney has identified a new ... in the degeneration of brain cells, which in turn ... such as Alzheimer's disease, epilepsy and stroke. Courtney and ... of the University of Kuopio, joined forces with Docent ...
... at The University of Manchester believe injections of tiny ... in the treatment of chronic lower back pain. , ... Professor Tony Freemont from The Faculty of Medical and ... and stiffen when injected into a damaged area. ...
... tobacco company's description of its new cigarette brand seems to ... with smoking," the company boasts on its Web site, making ... to quit, but who are interested in a cigarette that ... tobacco firm, in a print ad for the brand, has ...
Cached Biology News:Researchers hot on the trail of brain cell degeneration 2Swell gel could bring relief to back pain sufferers 2New cigarette designs don't offer lower predicted cancer risks 2New cigarette designs don't offer lower predicted cancer risks 3
(Date:8/29/2014)... Boston, MA (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 Due ... (FRC) last week, the Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, ... donations to support stem cell therapy research that might benefit ... adult stem cells for new stem cell technologies and therapeutic ... ALS Ice Bucket Challenge donors who wish not ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... California, USA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 ... Department of Physics and Optical Science and Director of ... University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and co-founder and ... elected to serve as the 2015 Vice President of ... SPIE 2014 President Philip Stahl announced recent election results ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... “This kit has an improved extraction efficiency and ... 150 ppb,” said Mark Tess, PhD, Mycotoxin Product Manager for ... owners and USDA-GIPSA inspection agencies that have a need to ... place in a matter of minutes with nothing but our ... feed and grain before accepting it, but they no longer ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... , Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... new market research report is ... Whole Exome Sequencing Market ... Preparation, Target Enrichment), by Services ... Synthesis), by Application (Cancer, Monogenic ...
Breaking Biology Technology:The Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC Declines ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Donors Wishing to Support Ethical Research for New Stem Cell Therapies 2The Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC Declines ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Donors Wishing to Support Ethical Research for New Stem Cell Therapies 3Glenn Boreman, UNC Professor and Plasmonics Co-Founder, Elected to SPIE Presidential Chain 2Whole Exome Sequencing Market by Product (Systems, Kits (Library Preparation, Target Enrichment), by Services (Sequencing), by Technology (Sequencing by Synthesis), by Application (Cancer, Monogenic disorders) - Global Forecast to 2018 2Whole Exome Sequencing Market by Product (Systems, Kits (Library Preparation, Target Enrichment), by Services (Sequencing), by Technology (Sequencing by Synthesis), by Application (Cancer, Monogenic disorders) - Global Forecast to 2018 3Whole Exome Sequencing Market by Product (Systems, Kits (Library Preparation, Target Enrichment), by Services (Sequencing), by Technology (Sequencing by Synthesis), by Application (Cancer, Monogenic disorders) - Global Forecast to 2018 4Whole Exome Sequencing Market by Product (Systems, Kits (Library Preparation, Target Enrichment), by Services (Sequencing), by Technology (Sequencing by Synthesis), by Application (Cancer, Monogenic disorders) - Global Forecast to 2018 5Whole Exome Sequencing Market by Product (Systems, Kits (Library Preparation, Target Enrichment), by Services (Sequencing), by Technology (Sequencing by Synthesis), by Application (Cancer, Monogenic disorders) - Global Forecast to 2018 6Whole Exome Sequencing Market by Product (Systems, Kits (Library Preparation, Target Enrichment), by Services (Sequencing), by Technology (Sequencing by Synthesis), by Application (Cancer, Monogenic disorders) - Global Forecast to 2018 7Whole Exome Sequencing Market by Product (Systems, Kits (Library Preparation, Target Enrichment), by Services (Sequencing), by Technology (Sequencing by Synthesis), by Application (Cancer, Monogenic disorders) - Global Forecast to 2018 8Whole Exome Sequencing Market by Product (Systems, Kits (Library Preparation, Target Enrichment), by Services (Sequencing), by Technology (Sequencing by Synthesis), by Application (Cancer, Monogenic disorders) - Global Forecast to 2018 9Whole Exome Sequencing Market by Product (Systems, Kits (Library Preparation, Target Enrichment), by Services (Sequencing), by Technology (Sequencing by Synthesis), by Application (Cancer, Monogenic disorders) - Global Forecast to 2018 10Whole Exome Sequencing Market by Product (Systems, Kits (Library Preparation, Target Enrichment), by Services (Sequencing), by Technology (Sequencing by Synthesis), by Application (Cancer, Monogenic disorders) - Global Forecast to 2018 11Whole Exome Sequencing Market by Product (Systems, Kits (Library Preparation, Target Enrichment), by Services (Sequencing), by Technology (Sequencing by Synthesis), by Application (Cancer, Monogenic disorders) - Global Forecast to 2018 12Whole Exome Sequencing Market by Product (Systems, Kits (Library Preparation, Target Enrichment), by Services (Sequencing), by Technology (Sequencing by Synthesis), by Application (Cancer, Monogenic disorders) - Global Forecast to 2018 13
... . From the motion sensor to the ... are used whose functioning is based on smallest structures of ... millimetres. These micro and nano structures must be manufactured and ... the overall system will function smoothly. Thereby, details are important ...
... OmniGuide, Inc., the developer of the first and only ... technology, today announced the results of a pre-clinical study ... in neurosurgery. In the study, surgeons from the Barrow ... in live brain tissue with fiber delivered CO2 laser ...
... HARBIN, China, July 6 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China ... a vertically integrated grower,developer, manufacturer and marketer ... that it has retained the services of ... China Kangtai will be,available through the Hawk ...
Cached Biology Technology:Nano measurement in the third dimension 2New Pre-Clinical Data on OmniGuide's BeamPath NEURO(TM) Demonstrates Precise Cutting in Brain Tissue 2New Pre-Clinical Data on OmniGuide's BeamPath NEURO(TM) Demonstrates Precise Cutting in Brain Tissue 3China Kangtai Cactus Biotech Retains Hawk Associates for Investor Relations Services 2China Kangtai Cactus Biotech Retains Hawk Associates for Investor Relations Services 3
... cDNA Library Panels were designed for full-length ... of PCRs to identify the desired cDNA ... in a 96-well "Master Plate," where each ... Having identified the positive well(s) by gel ...
... acid acceptor activity using aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase and a ... Lys, Pro, Thr, Val, Arg, Glu, His, Leu, ... will yield an A 260 of 1.0 ... path). Physical Form: lyophilized powder ...
... use as a carrier in ... Physical form: Solution in 10 ... 1 mM EDTA Preparation Note: ... Concentration: 10 mg/mL ...
... Cleland’s Reagent, Immobilized White solid. ... form of DTT on polyacrylamide resin with applications ... 233153 , 233156 , and ... no soluble components are added to the system. ...
Biology Products: