Dietary risks are leading cause of disease burden in the US and contributed to more health loss in 2010 than smoking, high blood pressure, and high blood sugar

Health Metrics and Evaluation:  7/10/13

Mental conditions, substance abuse, and musculoskeletal disorders cause more disability than cancers. Diet, blood pressure, smoking top risk factors for poor health.

July 10, 2013 — According to new research from a global collaborative of scientists led by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington, poor diet and inadequate physical activity are two of the driving forces behind our nation’s health.

The top 10 risk factors for health loss in 2010 and the number of deaths attributable to each were: Read More