- Diet paterns — both, levels of consumption and composition — increase the “triple burden” of undernourishment, over-nourishment and malnutrition on peoples' health, mostly in developing countries.
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- Malnutrition will affect over 50% of the global population by 2030, unless urgent action is taken to improve access to high-quality food. | Related Megatrends: Inequalities; Natural resources
- One in three European children are overweight due to high-calorie diets and sedentary lifestyles. Some 2.8 million deaths per year are associated with obesity, and conditions related to obesity absorb 7% of the EU's national health budgets.
- Globally, the absolute number of undernourished people has been on the rise since 2014, reaching an estimated 821 million people (some 11% of the population) in 2017, with significant anemia, development and other health consequences.
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Humanity's health is improving rapidly; life expectancy at birth increased globally from 46 years in 1950 to 71.5 years in 2015, with the 5 years increase between 2000...
In 2012, the European Union commited to reduce stunting in children under five by at least 10% of the World Health Assembly goal by 2025 (7 million children). In 2013...