Promoting equitable health and wellbeing around the globe
With cardiovascular disease being the leading cause of premature death worldwide, Nancy Brown assesses how our dietary patterns are affecting diseases such as diabetes and hypertension. Seventy percent of diseases have a nutrition background.
Research shows that people worldwide, whatever their gender, generation, ethnicity and wealth want to live a healthier life and intake healthier foods. But at the same time, consumption of energy dense and nutrition poor foods continues to rise.
There is a great deal of confusion regarding what are healthy dietary choices. The American Heart Association is leading a call to action for partnership between the food industry, policy makers and local communities to inspire consumers towards proper nutrition across the life cycle.