Almost 20% of deaths worldwide associated with unhealthy diets and lifestyles
According to new figures from The Global Burden of Disease Study, almost 20% of deaths worldwide are associated with unhealthy diets and lifestyles. This latest study which focuses on 2017 found that globally the leading cause of death is cardiovascular disease with abnormal tissue growth including cancers second, chronic respiratory conditions the third cause, high blood glucose leading to diabetes the fourth cause and deaths attributable to air pollution were the fifth leading cause of death worldwide. “A lot of these problems are potentially preventable, things like high blood pressure and smoking are still causing a massive burden of mortality and ill-health,” said John Newton, director of Health Improvement at Public Health England.
NOTE: The Global Burden of Disease Study is a collaboration of over 1,800 researchers from 127 countries.