Unhealthy Dietary Choices Claimed the Lives of 11 Million People in 2017, Study Finds

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Healthy food choices are at the core of the long-standing AICR Cancer Prevention Recommendations. But healthy food choices also promote overall good health – prolonging life and protecting people from disease and disability. The enormous impact of food choices on health was recently highlighted in The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Study, 2017 study, one of the most exhaustive worldwide observational epidemiological studies conducted to date; the GBD study suggests that more than 11 million deaths could have been prevented through healthy diet in 2017. These findings are closely aligned with and support AICR’s Cancer Prevention Recommendations.

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