Effectiveness of economic tools in reducing obesity

What is known about the effectiveness of economic instruments to reduce consumption of foods high in saturated fats and other energy-dense foods for preventing and treating obesity?
Health Evidence Network (HEN) – WHO Regional Office for Europe, July 2006 Available online here as PDF file [25p.]

“…This synthesis summarizes the available evidence concerning the effectiveness of economic instruments (including taxes, price policies and incentives) in containing or reducing food consumption, particularly of foods high in saturated fats and other energy-dense foods. ..This synthesis is based on evidence from the main databases of biomedical and health economic literature through May 2006 as well as a small number of unpublished monographs of direct relevance to the synthesis question….”

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