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Articles February 2018 Issue

How Changing Food Prices Could Save Lives

Tufts study predicts that subsidies and taxes could prevent deaths from major chronic diseases and narrow health gaps.

Subsidies and taxes to adjust the prices of seven foods—both healthy and unhealthy—is predicted to prevent tens of thousands of deaths each year from cardiometabolic diseases such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes, according to a study led by researchers from Tufts University.

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