translated from Spanish: Poor diet kills more people than tobacco

what we eat is killing people. The most recent edition of the journal The Lancet about the study of the Global burden of diseases found that the diet kills more people than tobacco and that the current diet is linked to one of every five deaths in the world. Foods that cause more damage to our bodies are salt, causing about two million deaths in the world; little inclusion of few whole grains, related to three million deaths; the consumption of very little fruit that causes two million deaths. We also found that people who consumed few nuts, seeds, vegetables, fibre and omega-3 from seafood were more risk of dying from diseases development with poor nutrition. 

Sodium-rich, sugary drinks and little healthy exceeded by far the recommended level in around the world, including Latin America, as well as red meat. 

Mexico is located in the 57 post worldwide of deaths by diseases related to poor nutrition and in the half of the Latin American table 192,6 death rate per 100,000 inhabitants.

The authors say that their findings «underscore the urgent need to coordinate global efforts to improve diets by the collaboration between the different sections of the food system and new policies to promote balanced diets».» «Confirm also making years that we know, that a poor diet is responsible for more deaths than any other risk factor», said Christopher Murray, director of the Institute of evaluation and measurement of the health of the University of Washington.segun data collected, the 11 million deaths attributable to an inadequate diet in 2017, about 10 million were for cardiovascular ailments; 913.000 cancer and 339.000 by diabetes type 2. 1990, the number of deaths associated with the diet was about 8 million, an increase, those 11 million, which is attributed to the increase of the population and increased life expectancy, added the study.

The authors point out that in 2017 the ingestion of fifteen examined dietary factors, which also included foods with omega-3 or calcium, was deficient in most of the 21 regions in which divided the planet. In areas such as the Caribbean, Latin America and parts of Africa, there is a good consumption of legumes, while sodium was the main factor of risk in China, Japan and Bangladesh Thailand.located little fruit is eaten and a def was detected in USA, Germany, Brazil, Nigeria, Russia or Iran iciencia consumption of grains and cereals. The authors advocate that the authorities put more emphasis on promoting balanced diets and access to healthy products around the world than in the restriction of less healthy foods.

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