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Comment & Response
January 20, 2015

Taxes and Subsidies to Improve Diet

Author Affiliations
  • 1Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
JAMA. 2015;313(3):307-308. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.15638

To the Editor A recent Viewpoint supported the use of broadly applied taxes and subsidies to improve dietary patterns.1 Even though this framework might be expected to improve overall population health, it is likely to be regressive and may exacerbate already widening income- and education-based disparities in dietary quality.2,3

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