Constructing public health policies in post crisis countries: lessons to learn from the associations between free-sugars consumption and diabetes, obesity and dental caries before, during and after sanctions in Iraq

@inproceedings{Joury2016ConstructingPH,
  title={Constructing public health policies in post crisis countries: lessons to learn from the associations between free-sugars consumption and diabetes, obesity and dental caries before, during and after sanctions in Iraq},
  author={Easter Joury and R. Al-Kaabi and Anwar R. Tappuni},
  booktitle={Journal of Public Health},
  year={2016}
}
BackgroundThis article aims to provide evidence for an informed public health policy on free-sugar consumption in post-crisis countries.MethodsIraq was selected as a case study. A systematic search for published data on the prevalence/incidence of type-2 diabetes, overweight/obesity, dental caries and free-sugar consumption levels in Iraq was conducted using MEDLINE, the Iraqi Academic Scientific journals and relevant international organisations’ websites. Comparable data before (1980–1990… CONTINUE READING
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