Dietary Supplement Usage Could Save $24+ Billion in Health Care Costs
|Possible Billions in Health Care Costs, why hasn’t the government stepped in?||Darrell Miller||06/26/07|
June 26, 2007 02:58 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: Possible Billions in Health Care Costs, why hasn’t the government stepped in?
With the ever growing and aging population in the United States, dietary supplements could save the nation $24 billion in Health care cost.
Calcium with Vitamin D – approximately 776,000 hospitalized for hip fractures over 5 years.
Folic acid – could prevent 600 babies a year from neural tube defects saving $344.7 million in 5 years. Over the child’s life time 1.4 billion saved.
Omega-3 fatty acids – reducing the occurrence of coronary heart disease (CHD) with only 1800mg each day consumed. Saving $3.2 billion. Approximately 374,301 hospitalizations and associated physician fees due to CHD possibly avoided.
Lutein with Zeaxanthin – by supplementing 6 – 10 mgs of lutein with Zeaxanthin we could save over $3.6 billion over 5 years. Approximately 190,927 individuals could avoid dependency because of loss of vision.