Since chronic diseases are the greatest driver of healthcare costs and lost productivity, you cannot afford to ignore their impact. As an employer or insurer, you need to know that 9 in 10 healthcare dollars in the United States are spent on chronic diseases and mental health conditions for a total annual cost of about $3 trillion.
For the first time, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will require the nutrition labels on food packages to display added sugars. Reducing sugar intake is an important goal for everyone, not only those with prediabetes or at risk of type 2 diabetes, but for everyone. Consuming sugar can lead to health problems such as weight gain, obesity, and heart disease.