CHDS faculty Thomas Gaziano, MD, MSc was interviewed by Boston’s WBUR to discuss the impact of an ideal diet on cardiovascular disease health care costs. As senior author of a diet study published in PLoS Medicine and in collaboration with Tufts researchers, the publication “Cardiometabolic disease costs associated with suboptimal diet in the United States: A cost analysis based on a microsimulation model” found that unhealthy eating costs the American health care system at least $50 billion per year.
Gaziano discussed barriers to consuming a healthy diet in America – including culture, cost and availability – as well as potential policy solutions to optimizing diet (such as financial incentives), which could reduce health care costs in the United States.
Learn more: Read the WBUR Interview
Learn more: Read the PLoS Medicine Article
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