In 2017, poor diet
could be attributed to over one fifth of global adult deaths. According to the analysis
published by The Lancet, the region with the highest rate was Central Asia, where 38 percent, followed by Eastern Europe (32 percent) and East Asia (30 percent). Dietary risks such as high sodium intake, not eating enough whole grains or fruit are estimated to have led to the deaths of 11 million adults - the most common cause of death was a resulting cardiovascular disease.