Cardiometabolic deaths and food choices
According to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) nearly half of all deaths in the US in 2012 caused by cardiometabolic diseases, including heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes were linked to diet. The study, funded by the American National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute examined 702,308 adult deaths from cardiometabolic diseases and found that 45% were associated with diet.
The highest percentage of deaths were linked to excess consumption of sodium, processed meat, unprocessed red meat and sugar sweetened drinks. The study found that the deaths were also linked to inadequate consumption of fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, whole grains, polyunsaturated fats and omega 3.
About the journal: JAMA is a highly respected peer reviewed medical journal published by the American Medical Association.