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Sugar and Diabetes in Postwar South Africa (2021)


In April 2018 South Africa joined a handful of countries that have introduced a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages.¹ The implementation of the new levy was the culmination of a long campaign by activists, including public health professionals, and the growing evidence, derived from both local and international studies, of the relationship between sugar consumption (particularly sugary sweetened beverages or SSBs) and a range of health conditions. The South African evidence presented in the 2000s showed a marked increase in sugar consumption over the previous two decades and is often viewed as part of a larger ‘nutrition transition’ in the country

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Authors & Contributors
Patterson, Thomas
Takeshita, Chikako
Weiner, Diane
Chast, François
Slama, Gérard
Carton, Benedict
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Histoire des Sciences Médicales
International Journal of African Historical Studies
Public Understanding of Science
Canadian Bulletin of Medical History/Bulletin Canadienne d'Histoire de la Medecine
Substantia: An International Journal of the History of Chemistry
Cambridge University Press
Ohio University Press
First Edition Design Inc.
University of California, Riverside
Cornell University Press
Routledge India
Nutrition; dietetics
Public health
Metabolism; physiological chemistry
Disease and diseases
Bouchardat, A. (Apollinaire)
Santorio, Santorio
Funk, Casimir
Time Periods
21st century
20th century
19th century
18th century
17th century
Early modern
South Africa
Great Britain
United States
Paris (France)

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