If the population had followed the dietary recommendations from the government, people and society would have had a profit of 154 billion a year, according to the Health Directorate.
The calculations, which are made on behalf of the Ministry of Health will be presented on Tuesday at the conference “Meal Joy – healthy for all” in Stavanger, which is part of the work on a new national action plan for diet.
The expenditure of the health services would, according to the report, have been 12 billion less a year if people had eaten healthier. In addition, the overall health benefits would amount to a total estimated value of 136 billion annually. This includes reduced absenteeism, disability and longer life, which annually would result in increased tax revenues of around 6 billion per year.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today