The Danish fat tax—Effects on consumption patterns and risk of ischaemic heart disease

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The Danish fat tax—Effects on consumption patterns and risk of ischaemic heart disease. / Bødker, Malene; Pisinger, Charlotta Holm; Toft, Ulla; Jørgensen, Torben.

In: Preventive Medicine, Vol. 77, 08.2015, p. 200-203.

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Bødker, M, Pisinger, CH, Toft, U & Jørgensen, T 2015, 'The Danish fat tax—Effects on consumption patterns and risk of ischaemic heart disease', Preventive Medicine, vol. 77, pp. 200-203. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2015.03.031

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Bødker, M., Pisinger, C. H., Toft, U., & Jørgensen, T. (2015). The Danish fat tax—Effects on consumption patterns and risk of ischaemic heart disease. Preventive Medicine, 77, 200-203. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2015.03.031

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Bødker M, Pisinger CH, Toft U, Jørgensen T. The Danish fat tax—Effects on consumption patterns and risk of ischaemic heart disease. Preventive Medicine. 2015 Aug;77:200-203. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2015.03.031

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Bødker, Malene ; Pisinger, Charlotta Holm ; Toft, Ulla ; Jørgensen, Torben. / The Danish fat tax—Effects on consumption patterns and risk of ischaemic heart disease. In: Preventive Medicine. 2015 ; Vol. 77. pp. 200-203.

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title = "The Danish fat tax—Effects on consumption patterns and risk of ischaemic heart disease",
abstract = "Objective: To examine the effects on consumption and risk of ischemic heart disease (IHD) of the Danish fat tax, effective from October 2011 to January 2013.Methods: We used comprehensive retail outlet data on the sale of twelve foodstuff categories targeted by the fat tax. Data covered January 2010 to July 2013. IHD risk was assessed by modelling first the effect of changes in intake of monounsaturated, polyunsaturated and saturated fat and dietary cholesterol on serum cholesterol and subsequently modelling the resulting changes in risk of IHD using two different methods.Results: The total sale of the included foodstuffs decreased by 0.9{\%}. The fat tax was associated with marginal changes in population risk of IHD. One estimate suggests an increased population risk of IHD by 0.2{\%} and the other estimate suggests that the risk of IHD decreased by 0.3{\%}. Conclusions: The Danish fat tax had a marginal effect on population consumption of fat and risk of IHD. Fat taxes have to be carefully designed to prevent possible adverse effects from outweighing its beneficial effects on health outcomes. Policymakers must therefore be more ambitious in relation to food taxes, e.g. by implementing more comprehensive tax-subsidy schemes.",
keywords = "Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Fat tax, Ischaemic heart disease , Consumption",
author = "Malene B{\o}dker and Pisinger, {Charlotta Holm} and Ulla Toft and Torben J{\o}rgensen",
year = "2015",
month = "8",
doi = "10.1016/j.ypmed.2015.03.031",
language = "English",
volume = "77",
pages = "200--203",
journal = "Preventive Medicine",
issn = "0091-7435",
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T1 - The Danish fat tax—Effects on consumption patterns and risk of ischaemic heart disease

AU - Bødker, Malene

AU - Pisinger, Charlotta Holm

AU - Toft, Ulla

AU - Jørgensen, Torben

PY - 2015/8

Y1 - 2015/8

N2 - Objective: To examine the effects on consumption and risk of ischemic heart disease (IHD) of the Danish fat tax, effective from October 2011 to January 2013.Methods: We used comprehensive retail outlet data on the sale of twelve foodstuff categories targeted by the fat tax. Data covered January 2010 to July 2013. IHD risk was assessed by modelling first the effect of changes in intake of monounsaturated, polyunsaturated and saturated fat and dietary cholesterol on serum cholesterol and subsequently modelling the resulting changes in risk of IHD using two different methods.Results: The total sale of the included foodstuffs decreased by 0.9%. The fat tax was associated with marginal changes in population risk of IHD. One estimate suggests an increased population risk of IHD by 0.2% and the other estimate suggests that the risk of IHD decreased by 0.3%. Conclusions: The Danish fat tax had a marginal effect on population consumption of fat and risk of IHD. Fat taxes have to be carefully designed to prevent possible adverse effects from outweighing its beneficial effects on health outcomes. Policymakers must therefore be more ambitious in relation to food taxes, e.g. by implementing more comprehensive tax-subsidy schemes.

AB - Objective: To examine the effects on consumption and risk of ischemic heart disease (IHD) of the Danish fat tax, effective from October 2011 to January 2013.Methods: We used comprehensive retail outlet data on the sale of twelve foodstuff categories targeted by the fat tax. Data covered January 2010 to July 2013. IHD risk was assessed by modelling first the effect of changes in intake of monounsaturated, polyunsaturated and saturated fat and dietary cholesterol on serum cholesterol and subsequently modelling the resulting changes in risk of IHD using two different methods.Results: The total sale of the included foodstuffs decreased by 0.9%. The fat tax was associated with marginal changes in population risk of IHD. One estimate suggests an increased population risk of IHD by 0.2% and the other estimate suggests that the risk of IHD decreased by 0.3%. Conclusions: The Danish fat tax had a marginal effect on population consumption of fat and risk of IHD. Fat taxes have to be carefully designed to prevent possible adverse effects from outweighing its beneficial effects on health outcomes. Policymakers must therefore be more ambitious in relation to food taxes, e.g. by implementing more comprehensive tax-subsidy schemes.

KW - Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

KW - Fat tax

KW - Ischaemic heart disease

KW - Consumption

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DO - 10.1016/j.ypmed.2015.03.031

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VL - 77

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EP - 203

JO - Preventive Medicine

JF - Preventive Medicine

SN - 0091-7435

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