translated from Spanish: Reduce red meat consumption to lower risk of disease

the adult population could dismiuir the burden of disease by lowering the consumption of red meats and sugars in half, this could prevent up to 22.4 per cent of diseases, as is ind ICO report «Healthy diets from systems food sustainable» who presented the EAT-Lancet Commission, composed of specialists from the National Institute of public health (INSP), of the Secretary of Salud.En the document, published the past 17 of January, it was stated that with this change in the diet could prevent between 19 and 24 percent of deaths among the adult population.

Stresses that the transformation to healthy diets by 2050 will require major changes in food, global consumption of fruits, vegetables, nuts and legumes should already be duplicated, and reduce meat intake by more than 50 percent red and sugars added. The proposals for change in the food system range from production to final consumption, as well as the need to adopt diets consisting of mostly whole grains and fruits, nuts, vegetables, unsaturated fat, reduce the consumption of food animal origin, refined grains and processed foods. You have a diet rich in vegetables and less animal foods provides healthy and benefits the environment. However, populations where there are significant indices of malnutrition, recommended continuing with the consumption of foods of animal origin.

Photo:’s agreement with the EAT-Lancet Commission, unhealthy foods are the main cause of disease in the world and malnutrition is a problem that persists. «Nearly one thousand million people worldwide lack enough food and many consume an unhealthy diet that contributes to the growing burden of non-communicable diseases, such as diabetes and premature deaths from these diseases.» Through this analysis, the IAEA warned that of not taking action, there is a risk of breaking the objectives of sustainable development (ODS) and the Paris agreement. Children will inherit a severely degraded environmentally planet where, in addition, a large part of the population will suffer increasingly from malnutrition and preventable diseases. To address this problem, the EAT-Lancet Commission brought together 37 scientists leaders of 16 countries in various disciplines (health, agriculture, political science and environmental sustainability), to develop global objectives that promote the creation of healthy diets and a sustainable food production.

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