A study published last week in The Lancet estimates 1 in 5 deaths globally are linked to poor diet. The study estimates and analyses data from the Global Burden of Diseases Study covering the period from 1990-2016 and the statistics make for sobering reading…
- Since 2006 deaths from ischaemic heart disease have increased by 19%
- Diabetes caused 1.43 million deaths in 2016 – an increase of over 31% since 2006
- Levels of obesity continue to rise worldwide
The study found that people are living longer, but with more disease.