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Professor Vishal Singh is interviewed about his research on a potential "fat tax"

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Excerpt from NDTV -- "'Our results have significant implications for health experts and policy makers, since interventions in the form of taxes on high calorie foods are highly contentious,' said Mr Singh of the New York University. 'The general perception is that these taxes need to be substantial, at least 20 percent and often as high as 50 percent, to have a meaningful impact. This would be highly regressive since low-income consumers spend a greater proportion of their disposable income on food,' he added."

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