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February 2018 Issue

Poor Diet Increases Risk of Mortality

Diets low in whole grains, fruit, nuts, and seeds and high in salt are linked to one in five deaths globally, researchers found. Diabetes caused almost 1.5 million deaths in 2016, up 31 percent from 2006, and obesity levels continue to rise. Other food related risk factors, which include high blood glucose, high blood pressure, high body mass index (BMI), and high total cholesterol, were in the top ten mortality risk factors for both men and women worldwide. The Global Burden of Disease study evaluates global health trends in 195 countries.