Food policies to prevent obesity and the main non-transmissible diseases in Spain: where there's a will there's a way.

[Food policies to prevent obesity and the main non-transmissible diseases in Spain: where there's a will there's a way]. Gac Sanit. 2019 Oct 01;: Authors: Royo-Bordonada MÁ, Rodríguez-Artalejo F, Bes-Rastrollo M, Fernández-Escobar C, González CA, Rivas F, Martínez-González MÁ, Quiles J, Bueno-Cavanillas A, Navarrete-Muñoz EM, Navarro C, López-García E, Romaguera D, Morales Suárez-Varela M, Vioque J, en nombre del Grupo de Nutrición de la Sociedad Española de Epidemiología Abstract INTRODUCTION: In Spain, one third of all children and two-thirds of adults suffer from excess weight, a condition that generates a direct excess medical cost of 2000 million Euros. Obesogenic food environments cause obesity by promoting the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages and ultra-processed foods. Accordingly, we propose five priority policies capable of reversing the epidemic of obesity and related non-communicable diseases through the creation of healthy food environments. THE POWER (PODER IN SPANISH) OF FOOD POLICIES: Advertising (Publicidad): regulation of unhealthy food and drink advertisements carried by all media and targeted at children, and prohibition of sponsorships of congresses, conferences or sports events and endorsements by scientific associations or health professionals. Supply (Oferta): promotion of a 100% healthy supply of goods on sale in vending ma...
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