Poor Diet Linked to Nearly Half of Cardiometabolic Deaths
A substantial proportion of deaths in the United States due to heart disease, stroke, and diabetes is associated with suboptimal diet, a new study suggests. The largest number of diet-related cardiometabolic disease (CMD) deaths are related to high sodium intake, followed by low intake of nuts/seeds, high processed meats, low seafood omega-3 fats, low vegetables, low fruits, and high sugar-sweetened beverages, the researchers found.
@paromita Increased intakes of specific minimally processed foods, such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains, fish, vegetable oils, and decreased intakes of salt, processed meats and sugar-sweetened beverages appear to be key relevant priorities for dietary and policy recommendations. Future studies should evaluate the potential effects of specific interventions to address the diet-related cardiometabolic mortality and reduce disparities