It’s always interesting to find out what the investment sector thinks about a topic. They are interested in the hard figures and try to make predictions going forward.
Obesity is a bigger economic problem than famine – a massive turnaround over 22 years.
The full report looks at economics over a 20 year period.
Continuing with a high sugar load leaves us with predictably 60% of the population obese, diabetes affecting at least 12% of the population (I have seen figures quoted as much higher). A lowering of sugar intake would see a drop in diabetes rate but a prediction of obesity dropping towards zero!
“It is a truth almost universally acknowledged that sugar-sweetened beverages are the easiest means of adding empty calories and gaining weight.
But one does not need to be sipping Coca-Cola or chewing on a favourite marzipan bar to fall prey to sugar.
From fibre-rich cereal to fat-free yogurt, from old-fashioned ketch-up to exotic teriyaki sauce, one finds added sugar in 80% of the foods in our supermarkets, including many of the perceived “healthy” varieties.”