A suboptimal diet lacking in whole grains, fruit, nuts and seeds, vegetables and omega-3 fatty acids is responsible for more deaths than any other risk factors globally, according to the University of Washington’s Global Burden of Disease report, which tracked consumption trends of 15 dietary factors in 195 countries between 1990 to 2017, concluded that one in five deaths are associated with poor diet. In 2017, this figure equated to 11 million deaths. More than five million of these occurred among adults under 70 years of age. In addition, poor diet was associated with 25 million of all disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) among adults during this time.
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