U.S. Diet Trends
Are more American adults eating better?
Looks like more of us are listening to all of those warnings about what we’re feeding our bodies these days.
A new study shows American adults are consuming more whole grains, nuts and fish…. and less soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages. The results are based on national surveys filled out by nearly 34,000 people between 1999 and 2012. While the number of people, 20 and older, following poor diets dropped, 46% are still making choices that increase their risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and diet-related cancers. It’s estimated, dietary factors account for more than 650,000 deaths per year.
According to the authors, there are still areas that need greater attention, including disparities in diet quality based on race, education and income.
I’m Dr. Cindy Haines of HealthDay TV…with health information for healthier living.