Research: Bad food is killing us

In addition to diet, the leading risk factors for death are smoking and high blood pressure
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Ažurirano: 18.09.2017. 12:14h

The Guardian published the latest results of a major study on diseases affecting humanity, which showed that diet is the cause of one in five deaths worldwide. This means that millions of people are eating too much salt and sugar and not getting enough whole grains, fruits, seeds, nuts and fish oils.

"This is a major worldwide problem," says Dr. Christopher Murray, director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington.

However, insufficient healthy foods in the diet have much worse consequences for health than the consumption of unhealthy ones.

However, it is a problem that largely depends on the economy.

"Take fruit for example," says Murray. "It is useful for health, but only the rich eat a lot of fruit with some exceptions".

In addition to diet, the leading risk factors for death are smoking and high blood pressure. However, the study "The Global Burden of Disease" also made some encouraging discoveries: life expectancy increased to 75,3 years for women and 69,8 years for men.

Also, the number of deaths due to infectious diseases fell, reports B92.

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