Sugar, salts and fat taxes could save health budget $3.4 billion and increase life expectancy

 In Australia, NewZealand
Taxes on sugar, salt, saturated fats and sugary drinks, alongside new subsidies for fruit and vegetables, could save Australia’s health budget $3.4 billion, a study has found.
University of Melbourne research found introducing a series of the controversial taxes would see an average change of about 10 per cent to the cost of some products high in unhealthy ingredients, but add an extra 2.1 years of healthy life for every 100 Australians. Sydney Morning Herald – Read more…

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