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    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    London : IntechOpen
    Type of Medium: Online Resource
    Pages: 1 Online-Ressource , Illustrationen, Diagramme
    ISBN: 9781789848618 , 9781839684548
    URL: Volltext  (kostenfrei)
    Language: English
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    Electronic Resource
    Electronic Resource
    [s.l.] : Nature Publishing Group
    Nature 158 (1946), S. 589-589 
    ISSN: 1476-4687
    Source: Nature Archives 1869 - 2009
    Topics: Biology , Chemistry and Pharmacology , Medicine , Natural Sciences in General , Physics
    Notes: [Auszug] It is a well-known fact that the intravenous injection of high diabetogenic doses of alloxan (80–100 mgm. per kgm.) in the dog produces a very severe diabetic-uræmic syndrome. With such doses the death of the animals follows as a rule within one week, the cause of the death being probably due ...
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    Bonn: Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)
    Publication Date: 2020-04-30
    Description: The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) introduced a mandate requiring chain restaurants to post calorie counts on menus and menu boards. This paper investigates whether and why calorie posting laws work. To do so, we develop a model of calories consumed that highlights two potential channels through which mandates influence choice and outlines an empirical strategy to disentangle these alternatives. We test the predictions of our model using data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System to compare changes in body mass index (BMI), obesity, and consumer well-being in locations that implemented calorie-posting laws between 2008 and 2011 to those in neighboring locations without such laws. We find that calorie mandates lead to a small but statistically significant reduction in average BMI of 0.2 kg/m2 (1.5 pounds) and reductions in self-reported measures of life satisfaction. Quantile regressions provide evidence that reductions in BMI and life satisfaction are concentrated among those with healthy weight. Viewed in its totality, the pattern of results is consistent with an economic model in which calorie labels influence consumers both by providing information and by imposing a welfare-reducing moral cost on unhealthy eating.
    Keywords: I12 ; I18 ; I31 ; D91 ; ddc:330 ; regulation ; obesity ; menu labeling laws ; calorie ; information provision ; moral costs
    Language: English
    Type: doc-type:workingPaper
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