‘Added sugar’ food labels may prevent heart disease and diabetes


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SWEET NOTHINGS Nutrition label information on how much sugar is added to food and drink is estimated to reduce close to 1 million cases of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Nutrition label changes aimed at curbing America’s sweet tooth could have a sizable payoff for public health.

A new study projects that the updated labels, which detail the amount of sugar added to a food or drink, could help the average U.S. adult cut sugar consumption by around half a teaspoon a day. If that happens, the labeling change could prevent around 350,000 cases of cardiovascular disease and nearly 600,000 cases of diabetes over the next two decades, scientists report online April 15 in…

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