Does Minimum Unit Pricing for alcohol have unintended consequences for diet quality and health? A natural experiment comparing Scotland and England

 

Minimum unit pricing (MUP) for alcohol was introduced in Scotland in May 2018 as part of the Scottish Government’s strategy to reduce the health and social harms associated with alcohol misuse. The graph below shows that for a long time Scotland has had the highest alcohol-specific death rate in…

Published by Health Economics Research Unit, University of Aberdeen

Vitamin K2 has no effect on reducing the risk of falls

Falls and older people

Falls are a common and serious occurrence for everyone and are more common in older people. One in three community dwelling people aged 65 years or over fall at least once per year. Falls can lead to injury, fractures, disability, poorer quality of life, loss of…

Published by Health Economics Research Unit, University of Aberdeen

Healthy Eating Week

The British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) Healthy Eating Week is a dedicated week in the year to encourage healthy eating and drinking, physical activity, and to celebrate healthy living. In 2019, BNF Health Eating Week runs from 10-14 June.

To mark the week we've produced a short video on HERU research…

Published by Health Economics Research Unit, University of Aberdeen

What is the impact of Minimum Unit Pricing of alcohol?

In May 2018, the Scottish Government set a minimum price of 50p per unit of alcohol. In a forthcoming paper in the Nordic Journal of Health Economics, we use data on household’s weekly off-sales alcohol purchases to assess who the Minimum Unit Pricing policy is likely to affect most. The…

Published by Health Economics Research Unit, University of Aberdeen

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