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Obesity is already an epidemic in Brazil. According to Vigitel (Surveillance of Risk Factors and Protection for Chronic Diseases by Telephone Inquiry), approximately 28 million of Brazilian adults were obese in 2017. Expenses are also not encouraging. From 2008 to 2010, SUS (Sistema Único de Saúde – Unified Health System in Brazil) spent about R$ 3.6 billion per year with overweight and obesity in Brazil. In case public policies to address this issue are not implemented, it is estimated that the expenses [or] costs from 2010 to 2050 will be more than $ 330 billion.

Here you will find researches that prove that implementing taxation policies for ultra-processed foods and sugary drinks can decrease the consumption of these products and improve the population eating [or dietary] habits. Watch the video below and click on the studies to learn more.