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Here’s How Much Sugar Consumption Is Hurting the Global Economy

Obesity-causing sweetener to limit output, Morgan Stanley says
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Sugar may not be so sweet when it comes to its effects on the world economy.

That’s the conclusion of Morgan Stanley analysts in a new research report. They say that because health is a key driver of economic growth, rising diabetes and obesity rates cloud the outlook in both emerging markets and developed economies. Sugar consumption is one major culprit behind such health problems — making it a liability for global output.