Metabolic syndrome was one of the most common causes of death due to covid-19. Sugar consumption in the USA is largely to blame.
From sugary soft drinks to our policies such as the failed food pyramid in the 1980s which told people to avoid fat which had food companies adding sugar to processed foods, more people have become diabetic and obese.
While having a good healthcare system is important, having the public stay healthier by avoiding an overabundance of sugar is actually smart and cost-effective. It is far more costly to treat diseases than to have better diets that results in a healthier public.
A new study suggests that a national sugar reduction policy can potentially cut healthcare costs for millions while improving their overall wellbeing.
The American Heart Association’s journal “Circulation” suggested that cutting sugar from a fifth of packaged food and 40% of drinks could prevent more than 2 million strokes, heart attacks, and cardiac arrests.
According to the journal article, blacks are more prone to these disorders and can see the largest gains in the health of the groups that were studied. Check out the article below
Study: Sugar-reduction initiative could lead to a reduction of heart disease in millions across the U.S.
By Nada Hassanein
Slashing sugar from packaged food and drinks could prevent disease in millions of people and potentially cut billions from health-care costs, especially among people of color, a new study suggests.
Researchers conducted estimates by creating a model that projects future impacts from a proposed “sugar-reduction policy” by the U.S. National Salt and Sugar Reduction Initiative. The regulation would push food and drink companies to decrease sugar in their formulas.
Cutting sugar from a fifth of packaged food and 40% of drinks could prevent more than 2 million strokes, heart attacks, and cardiac arrests, according to the study, published Friday in the American Heart Association’s journal, “Circulation.” The researchers also estimated a dramatic impact on health-care costs: The U.S. could save more than $4 billion in total health-care costs and more than $118 billion across the current adult population’s lifetime.