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“Prescribing” fruits and veggies would save $100 billion in medical costs

Richard Bradbury | Christine Wong | Audrey Raj

28-Mar-19 12:00

“Prescribing” fruits and veggies would save $100 billion in medical costs

Researchers at Tufts University made the case that subsidized fruits and vegetables could prevent millions of cases of chronic diseases. Roughly 70% of diseases in the U.S. are chronic and lifestyle-driven, according to the CDC, and nearly half of the population has one or more chronic health conditions, such as diabetes, asthma, heart disease, obesity, or cancer.


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