A new study from Credit Suisse bank explores the “dietary impact of ‘sugar and sweeteners’ and their role in the ongoing health debate surrounding obesity and diabetes.” This is a hotly debated topic, but no one has presented the terrifying facts quite like Credit Suisse. Their video is creative, beautiful, and presents the alarming facts in a clear, visually appealing manner. Here are some important sugar and health-related takeaways from the “Sugar: Sweet With a Bitter Aftertaste” video:
Close to 90 percent of general practitioners in the US, Europe, and Asia believe excess sugar consumption is linked to the sharp growth in health problems like obesity and diabetes.
Close to 400 million people worldwide are affected by type 2 diabetes.
4.8 people die of type 2 diabetes every year.
Costs to the global health care system are estimated at 470 billion U.S. dollars.
Soda and sugary drinks are the main culprit of the nation’s obesity and diabetes epidemic.
In the ’70s and ’80s, the blame for these rising health issues was put down to fat. Apparently, replacing fat with sugar to keep these things tasting good wasn’t a smart idea.
Added sugar makes up about 17% of our diet.
The U.S. is ranked #1 in consuming sugar and caloric sweeteners.