Poor diet is responsible for more deaths globally than tobacco, high blood pressure, or any other health risk.
- Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 1)
Poor diets were responsible for 10.9 million deaths, or 22% of all deaths among adults in 2017.
- Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 2)
75% of heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes and 40% of cancer could be prevented if the major risk factors for noncommunicable diseases were eliminated—the most important of them being a poor diet.
- WHO 3), Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 4)
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