In 2010 the leading contributor to premature deaths in approximately 678,000 were people’s diets. How we eat ties into how well our body functions and how well it can prevent diseases. High blood pressure, obesity, physical inactivity, and high cholesterol are all health issues that can be linked back to poor dieting.
With the medical advancements that have been made and better living conditions over all people are living longer to higher ages. But those ages are still fairly low when the average life expectancy worldwide for women is 75.3 years and for men 69.8 years. Now that is an increase from 20, 50, to 100 years ago. This makes us ask the question why aren’t more people making it into their 90’s? That could be a result of that be because our overall health is actually on the decline? That illness related to food and bad eating have increased, being a major cause of health issues that lead to death.
Secret: Central African Republic has the lowest life expectancy at 50 years old while Japan has the highest at 84 years.