The FDA’s New Sugar Label Could Seriously Reduce Heart Disease and Diabetes—and Boost Longevity

The FDA’s New Sugar Label Could Seriously Reduce Heart Disease and Diabetes—and Boost Longevity

Source: CookingLight

Cardiovascular disease and diabetes are two leading causes of death in the US, responsible for over 715 thousand deaths in 2016 alone, yet both are preventable and reversible. And one of the major risk factors for both of these chronic diseases is a poor diet, partially due to excessive sugar consumption. This is something the FDA is hoping to address by making changes to nutrition labels that give consumers better access to the exact amount of added sugar they’re eating.

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