The old saying, you are what you eat has a lot of truth to it when it comes to longevity.
According to USA Today, internationally, 1 in 5 deaths are caused by eating habits. The state that “People didn’t consume enough nuts, seeds, milk and whole grains, according to data from 2017. Instead, they consumed too much processed meat, sodium and sugary drinks. ” This was recently published in the medical Journal, The Lancet in an article entitled Global Burden of Disease analysis.
For many years, the American diet was full of sugars from the low fat 1980’s and from the consumption of many sugary soft drinks. The current older generations problems with diabetes type 2, cardiovascular disease and cancer may have been caused by these bad eating habits.
Fortunately, many in the younger generation are more health conscious and want to eat things that are better for them and more organic.
The report stated that the USA is 43rd on the list of deaths related to poor diet with the UK being ranked 23rd.
Read more about it below
One in five people are eating themselves to an early death: Global study
Ashley May, USA TODAY ET April 3, 2019
Millions of people are dying around the world from poor diets, often packed with sodium and lacking in whole grains and fruits, according to a study published Wednesday.
The peer-reviewed Global Burden of Disease analysis published in The Lancet suggests one in five deaths (about 11 million) are linked to unhealthy eating habits. People didn’t consume enough nuts, seeds, milk and whole grains, according to data from 2017. Instead, they consumed too much processed meat, sodium and sugary drinks.
“This study affirms what many have thought for several years – that poor diet is responsible for more deaths than any other risk factor in the world,” study author Dr. Christopher Murray of the University of Washington said in a statement.
The deaths included about 10 million from cardiovascular disease, 913,000 from cancer and almost 339,000 from type 2 diabetes.