Every fifth case of death due to unhealthy diet

Unhealthy diet is for every fifth case of death in the world responsible

Scientific studies have shown that unhealthy diet calls for life-each year, millions of people. According to a new study, even every fifth death is due to the case around the world.

A healthy Lifestyle increases life expectancy

It’s long been known that a healthy lifestyle, life expectancy can significantly increase. In addition to sufficient movement, it is especially important to eat a balanced diet. Therefore, it is certainly encouraging that scientific studies have shown that the Germans have once again decided healthier diets and more fat, sugar, and meat. However, the food could be much better – and not just in this country. Because, as a recent study shows, some cases, 20 percent of all deaths worldwide are in unhealthy diet.

According to a recent study, about one out of every five death is due to the case around the world on an unhealthy diet. Especially a high salt intake increases the risk of Mortality. (Image: hand-made pictures/fotolia.com)

Nutrition has a significant influence on the risk of disease

Extensive data in the scientific journal “The Lancet” published study “Global Burden of Disease” (GBD) suggest that the diet has a significant influence on the risk of disease and mortality.

Such as the German hypertension League e. V. (DHL) in the message writes, in the world estimated at per year, a total of eleven million deaths and 255 million DALYs (“disability-adjusted life years”) with a bad diet.

According to the figures, the low consumption of foods such as whole grain products, fruits, vegetables and nuts, as well as a high salt intake were identified as the most important risk factors.

An unhealthy diet also contributes to the development of hypertension.

High salt intake for millions of deaths

According to the high-pressure League have been evaluated with a share in the GBD study, 1990 to 2017 in 195 countries, consumption trends of 15 various nutritional ingredients.

The aim was to investigate the effects of an unhealthy diet on the mortality and diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease and Diabetes.

Despite some regional differences, the study’s authors come to the conclusion that in any Region of the world the optimal amount of 15 food components are consumed.

According to the report, the largest deficits in milk, whole grain products, nuts and seeds were found.

A global Overuse the data from the other hand, in the case of sugary drinks, processed meat and salt consumption – with dramatic consequences:

A high consumption of kitchen salt could be made for approximately three million deaths and 70 million DALYs responsible.

Low intake of whole-grain products

The GBD study found that 162 nutrition in Germany-related to the reported death cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

In us, the significantly low consumption of wholegrain products is regarded as one of the most common diet-related risk factors for disease and mortality.

“The study confirms once again that the diet is a crucial factor for our health,” says Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Bernhard Krämer (University hospital Mannheim), Chairman of the Executive Board of the German hypertension League e. V. DHL®.

“But this is true not only for the Diabetes and cancer risk. We know for a long time that unhealthy, especially salt-rich diet increases blood pressure high. Therefore, it is important to make this connection in Public, even more well-known,“ explains the expert.

Dangerous High Blood Pressure

In this country approximately 20 to 30 million people are living with high blood pressure. The most common reason is an unhealthy lifestyle, that is, above all, a lack of exercise and unhealthy diet.

“High blood pressure is the main risk factor in the industrialised countries, many people cardiovascular suffer from diseases such as heart attack or stroke and also have a higher risk for kidney failure”, says Prof. Dr. med. Peter Trenkwalder (Starnberg, Germany), Deputy Chairman of the management Board of the DHL.

“Hypertension is a quasi-rate of a link between poor nutrition and high mortality. Who eats unhealthy, often developed high blood pressure, which can, in turn, at least in the long run, if not treated, lead to life-threatening cardiovascular disease.“

Reduce high blood pressure in a natural way

Therefore, it is useful to reduce high blood pressure through a healthy diet.

One of the most important aspects of nutrition, the topic of cooking salt. Salt is a vital part of the diet, but it also depends on how much you take of it.

According to the experts, a gram per day. required. Too much salt in the diet promoted the development of high blood pressure and therefore the risk for cardiovascular-renal sequelae. This is evidenced by numerous studies, in the meantime, and undisputed.

The world health organization(WHO) recommends a daily maximum of five grams of salt. The German high pressure League maximum recommended amount of salt is five to six grams. However, currently an average of nine to twelve grams of salt is consumed daily.

If people with high blood pressure your salt intake to less than six grams of reduce, can reduce blood pressure by up to 8 mm Hg.

In addition, pressure patients for High, that, in General, by salt restriction the effect of blood pressure-lowering improved drugs and thus medicines can be saved.

The German hypertension League recommends that instead of salt in the preparation of the dishes other spices and herbs to use, food does not prefer to have on the plate, adding salt, fresh food, meals are freshly prepared and avoid foods with a high salt content.

In addition, it is important to eat plenty of fruits, vegetables and whole grain products. Who is healthy no Problem with Obesity, which can also drive the blood pressure high, has fed in to the rule.

Exercise also helps to reduce the blood pressure in a natural and easy way. (ad)