Every fifth case of death in the world goes to the account of unhealthy foods. A total of eleven million people died in the year 2017, the consequences of a poor diet, such as US researchers report in the journal The Lancet.
Too little fruit and vegetables, whole grains and legumes, meat, sweetened drinks and salt: A bad diet increases the risk for cardiovascular disease, type 2 Diabetes, and cancer. One out of five deaths worldwide would be through better nutrition, preventable, researchers from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IMHE) in the United States. They had studied the food habits of people from 196 countries, in order to find out what is the influence of the choice of food has on the number of premature deaths.
Overall, a lack of healthy food is more dangerous for health than too Much unhealthy food. At most, it lacked the global perspective of nuts and seeds, milk, and whole grain products. But there were also strong regional differences: for example, the consumption of vegetables in Central Asia optimally. In the Asia-Pacific region, the people took particularly a lot of Omega-3 fatty acids from fish. In the Caribbean, the tropical regions of South America, South Asia, and the Western and Eastern sub-Saharan countries, however, many a sleeve were eaten fruit.
The country with the most food-related deaths in 2017 Uzbekistan was cases. More people have died ten times to the consequences of their lack of nutrition, as in Israel, the country with the least amount of deaths in connection with eating habits.