Academic journal article Perspectives in Public Health

Poor Diet and High Blood Pressure Are Primary Risk Factors for Early Deaths

Academic journal article Perspectives in Public Health

Poor Diet and High Blood Pressure Are Primary Risk Factors for Early Deaths

Article excerpt

A 25-year study of global burden of disease data has recently been released, and results show that a huge number of deaths worldwide are due to preventable risk factors.

An earlier study, released in 1990, found child and maternal malnutrition and unsafe water, sanitation and lack of hand washing were the leading risks for death. Now, in 2015, these have found to have been replaced by dietary risks and high blood pressure.

The Global Burden of Disease project, led by researchers at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), the University of Washington and the University of Melbourne, looked at 79 risk factors for death in 188 countries between 1990 and 2013.

Top risk factors worldwide varied by region, with malnutrition, unsafe water and lack of sanitation contributing to the largest percentage of deaths in sub-Saharan Africa and parts of India, while in other parts of India and South and Southeast Asia, household air and pollution was found to be a leading risk. …

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