Came to a frightening conclusion reached by an international team of researchers that has taken several years of eating habits in nearly 200 countries around the world under the magnifying glass. As the scientists in the journal The Lancet, write, die worldwide, an estimated eleven million people to the consequences of an unhealthy diet. Thus, you could lead every fifth death case is the fact that too many sugary drinks, too little fruit and vegetables, was barely eaten whole grain bread or too much red meat. Germany landed in the Ranking of the researchers in the front third.

Israelis live the healthiest, German on place 38

162 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants attributed the Team in the year 2017 in this country an unhealthy diet. With a population of about 80 million, with about 130,000 people died, therefore, because they fed on unbalanced. The main Problem, the researchers identified that the low consumption of whole grain products. Thus, Germany ranks among the 195 countries listed at # 38. The healthiest people in Israel, France and Spain, which occupy positions one through three feed of the investigation. The final lights are Afghanistan and Uzbekistan.

Too little whole grains and nuts, too much salt

Basically, the researchers employed in their extensive study diet styles, which can lead to non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular problems, cancer, or type 2 Diabetes. They examined 15 factors. Including too little fruit, too little whole grain products or even too much red meat. No role, therefore, deaths due to malnutrition, starvation or alcohol abuse.

Dr. Toni Meier of the University of Halle-Wittenberg (Saxony-Anhalt) was involved in the current study. Already in a previous study (Global Burden of Disease Study in 2016) had Meier calls the “low consumption of whole grain products, nuts and seeds, and of vegetables” in a “high salt intake”. As regards diet-related cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks or strokes, was, in his opinion, only through improved nutrition, every second to third of all deaths are preventable.

Processed meat (salted, smoked, salted) such as sausage or ham

Since the year 2015 apply to meat products such as Salami, Vienna and Kassel as a carcinogen: An Agency of the world health organization, WHO, classified the processed meat as a “carcinogen”. Regular consumption increases, therefore, the risk for colorectal cancer.

Sausages are of the highest cancer risk level, as well as the tobacco Smoking. This classification is not made in 2015, a sensation, an insight into the actual risk classification. It simply means that studies have proven the risk for both triggers convincing.

As Stiftung Warentest in the current edition writes, the risk of dying from the consequences of Smoking, approximately 175 Times higher: “tobacco is not going to be for a year, 6 million deaths, processed meat for 34,000”.

How to reduce the risk of cancer?

According to the WHO, a frequent consumption of more than 50 grams of sausage increases the risk of colon cancer by 18 percent. If you want to reduce the risk, should avoid the consumption of processed meat””.