Suboptimal Dietary Factors Associated with Death from Heart Disease

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A comparative risk assessment model has estimated that 45.4% of all cardiometabolic (heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes) deaths in U.S. adults was associated with suboptimal consumption of the following specific dietary factors:

  1. High sodium intake (9.5%).
  2. Low consumption of nuts and seeds (8.5%).
  3. High consumption of processed meats (8.2%).
  4. Low omega-3 fatty acids (7.8%).
  5. Low vegetable intake 7.6%).
  6. Low fruit intake (7.5%).
  7. High intake of sugar-sweetened beverages (7.4%).

PositiveTip: Optimizing the consumption of the items above could reduce the risk of premature cardiometabolic deaths significantly.