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Is There a Role for Government in Reducing the Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity?

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  • Kuchler, Fred
  • Golan, Elise H.

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Obesity is a sizable problem. Gaps in consumer information and the contribution of obesity to societal costs raise the possibility for government policy actions. However, any such action must be justified by benefits in excess of policy-induced costs.

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  • Kuchler, Fred & Golan, Elise H., 2004. "Is There a Role for Government in Reducing the Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity?," Choices, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 19(3).
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:aaeach:94022
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