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Bulgaria's Health Ministry Mulls 3-10% Tax on Junk Food

Bulgaria's Health Ministry plans to introduce a new tax of 3-10% on unhealthy food products and energy drinks.

"The tax rate will be determined by the health risk, be it caused by salt, sugar, trans-fatty acids, or the amount of caffeine or taurin in drinks," said Adam Persenski, Deputy Health Minister, as cited by Trud daily.

Health habits of Greek teens, alarming rise in obesity

One in five Greek teens are struggling in the battle of the bulge, claiming to be permanently on a diet according to the University Mental Health Research Institute (EPIPSY). 30% of teens have a negative image of their body, whereas girls are more likely to be stricter when evaluating their bodies than boys.