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To what Extent has the 14.55% Fat Tax Reduced the Cost of Health Care in Kerala A fat tax is levied on junk foods that are unhealthy to people since they are low in calories and at long run cause obesity. Denmark, Hungary and a state in USA, Philadelphia, have levied fat tax on foods that are high in sugar and beverages. In India, 28.1% of women and 17.8% of men are either obese or overweight. Due to the rise in obesity cases in India, especially Kerala, the government had to levy 14.55% tax on junk foods such as pizza, pasta, and doughnuts. The government had to levy a fat tax that would help them reduce the cases of people dying from obese related diseases. In this study, research is carried out to investigate on what extent has the fat tax helped in reducing the cost of treatment to those who are already obese or overweight and they are seeking medical attention. This is more that the adults who are healthy. Obesity has cost Indian economy more than $200 billion. This is according to the study conducted by the Indian council for research
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