Tag Archives: health

Why It’s Hard to Tax Sugary Products

An unusually complicated web of existing policy and lobby influences keep governments from forging ahead.

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Too Much Sugar

Experts say consumers are still eating too much added sugar each day.

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The Influential Sugar Industry

They dominate dietary research and policymaking, making public health adjustments challenging.

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The Economic Participation Gender Gap: Two More Centuries?

Across five economic dimensions, women’s inclusion in recent years has been slower than in other areas of life.

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The Women’s Education Gap is Nearly Closed

Health outcomes are even closer but moving in the wrong direction.

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US Obesity in Global Perspective

What is the U.S. share of the global problem compared to overall population share?

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Child Poverty in the United States

The U.S. relative child poverty rate is the worst of the G7 economies.

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Child Poverty in Germany

Almost one in ten German children is seriously disadvantaged.

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Body Mass Index (BMI): Too Crude A Tool?

The measure still used globally for obesity actually does not measure fat.

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Too Much Salt: A Truly Global Health Problem

Adults consume too much salt, in a staggering 181 of 187 countries studied

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