• Poor diet tied to $50.4B in costs from cardiometabolic diseases

    1 month ago - By Healio

    The annual costs from cardiometabolic disease caused by suboptimal diet is approximately $301 per person, or $50.4 billion nationwide, according to a study published in PLoS Medicine.
    Thomas A. Gaziano, MD, associate professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, told Healio Primary Care that the findings suggest that having an optimal diet could reduce the risk for CVD up to approximately 20%, “which is equivalent to what hypertension medicine and cholesterol-lowering medicines themselves could achieve... that means reductions in heart attacks and strokes, patients living
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