Facial reconstruction

Search LJMU Research Online

Browse Repository | Browse E-Theses

Modelling the Health Impact of an English Sugary Drinks Duty at National and Local Levels

Collins, B, Capewell, S, O'Flaherty, M, Timpson, H, Razzaq, A, Cheater, S, Ireland, R and Bromley, H (2015) Modelling the Health Impact of an English Sugary Drinks Duty at National and Local Levels. PLOS ONE, 10 (6). ISSN 1932-6203

[img] Text
Modelling the Health Impact of an English Sugary Drinks Duty at National and Local Levels..pdf - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution.

Download (2MB)


Increasing evidence associates excess refined sugar intakes with obesity, Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Worryingly, the estimated volume of sugary drinks purchased in the UK has more than doubled between 1975 and 2007, from 510ml to 1140ml per person per week. We aimed to estimate the potential impact of a duty on sugar sweetened beverages (SSBs) at a local level in England, hypothesising that a duty could reduce obesity and
related diseases.
Methods and Findings
We modelled the potential impact of a 20% sugary drinks duty on local authorities in England between 2010 and 2030. We synthesised data obtained from the British National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS), drinks manufacturers, Office for National Statistics, and
from previous studies. This produced a modelled population of 41 million adults in 326 lower tier local authorities in England. This analysis suggests that a 20% SSB duty could result in approximately 2,400 fewer diabetes cases, 1,700 fewer stroke and coronary heart
disease cases, 400 fewer cancer cases, and gain some 41,000 Quality Adjusted Life Years (QALYs) per year across England. The duty might have the biggest impact in urban areas with young populations.
This study adds to the growing body of evidence suggesting health benefits for a duty on sugary drinks. It might also usefully provide results at an area level to inform local price interventions in England.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: MD Multidisciplinary
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: Public Health Institute
Related URLs:
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2016 10:14
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2021 14:10
DOI or Identification number: 10.1371/journal.pone.0130770
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/1643

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item