And according to the model, reducing 20% of the sugar from packaged foods, and 40% of the sugar from beverages, could prevent 2.48 million cardiovascular events (such as strokes, heart attacks and cardiac arrests) in the U.S. over the lifetime of the adult population
could prevent 490,000 cardiovascular deaths and 750,000 cases of diabetes.
Ten years after these proposed sugar caps go into effect, the research model predicts that the country could expect to save $4.28 billion in total net healthcare costs, and $118.04 billion over the lifetime of the current adult population
The NSSRI, which is made up of more than 100 local, state and national health organizations, drew up a policy proposal finalized in February that calls on the food and beverage industries to voluntarily reformulate their sweetened products over time so that they contain less sugar.
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