1 in 5 deaths globally are linked to poor diet

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.

Link to the study:

http://thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(17)32465-0/fulltext

Written by

Claudia Williamson Registered Nutritional Therapist DipION, FdSc, mBANT, mCHNC Tunbridge Wells, Kent