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Labeling Sugar Levels On Products Could Avoid Spending $31B In Health Sector

After the announcement by the Food and Drug Administration in the Year 2016 that raised the possibility of revealing additional sugar amount on the labels for the nutritional-drink manufacturers, research was initiated at Tufts University to determine the potential impact of the provision on the overall health of the U.S. consumers.

The authorized mathematical model predicted a significant decline in cases related to type-II diabetes and cardiovascular diseases over the next 20 years. The research findings are published this week in the journal Circulation.

On a daily basis, the U.S. citizens generally intake over 300 calories through added sugars and its leading source is sugary drinks, followed by desserts such as candy, ice cream, and cookies.

Dr. Renata Micha—a professor at Tufts—said that the purpose behind conducting this study was to evaluate the action of the FDA’s approach on sugary drinks manufacturers regarding added sugars mentioning labels, which could cut down the sugar intake and prevent the development of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.

Based on the predictive outcomes of the research, more than 600,000 cases of type-II diabetes and 354,000 cardiovascular disease cases can be prevented during the span of twenty years, between 2018 and 2037. This approach could prevent global spending worth $31 Billion in healthcare.

Earlier, a similar scenario came into existence, when the FDA instructed that clear labeling of trans-fats would be done on packaged items. Due to which many food manufacturers began redeveloping their production methods in a best possible way to avoid the use of trans-fats.

The researchers are anticipating even superior impact from the incorporation of sugar label on the products, with cut down of almost 700,000 heart disease cases and impressive decrease in diagnosis cases, which would be around 1.2 Million. The overall healthcare saving could reach more than $57 Billion.

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