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The future of fast-food regulation: new research suggests a novel strategy

Dugal B S Smith
Med J Aust 2012; 196 (4): 241-242. || doi: 10.5694/mja11.11478
Published online: 5 March 2012

To the Editor: The prevalence of obesity in Australia is increasing, with a quarter of Australians currently obese and two-thirds overweight.1 The fast-food industry is particularly implicated in this, because it offers cheap, high-calorie and low-nutrient food and employs branding that can alter taste preferences.2

  • Dugal B S Smith

  • University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD.


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