Are you eating your way to an early death?

More than half of diet-related deaths in 2017 were associated with eating too much sodium and too little whole grains and fruit, according to a global study

A major global study, which recently found that one in five deaths around the world in 2017 was associated with poor diet, showed that Singapore had the 12th-lowest rate of diet-related deaths among 195 countries.

It is perhaps proof that Singaporeans are increasingly aware of the benefits of eating healthy, but as with the rest of the world, many do not eat enough healthy foods, but consume too much sodium and other unhealthy foods, experts say.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 22, 2019, with the headline 'Are you eating your way to an early death?'. Print Edition | Subscribe