Food, fuel, and health

T Lobstein, Sharon Friel, Elizabeth Dowler

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    Abstract

    For several years, lower food prices were thought to lead to excess food consumption, and that low prices for fuel encouraged more motorised transport and automated labour, reducing physical activity. It might follow that a rise in the price of these commodities would bring an era of better diets and more active living. However, we fear a rise in food and fuel prices will worsen the disease burden and exacerbate health inequalities.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)628
    JournalLancet, The (UK edition)
    Volume372
    Issue number9639
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

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