A new study has concluded that “prescribing” healthy foods could lead to a saving of over $100 billion in medical costs. Prescriptions are usually only given once someone develops an illness. However many studies now show preventative healthcare policies have the power to not only save money but lead towards a healthier and happier society.

The study concluded that 70% of diseases and chronic conditions are lifestyle related. As more than half of the US population has at least one chronic condition the medical costs associated are huge. The most expensive chronic conditions include obesity, diabetes, dementia and cancer.

 

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