Increased life expectancy all over the world.It is particularly the decline in the number of respiratory diseases and diarrhoea that contribute to this trend. Diseases which are more directly associated also with changing nutritional habits are increasingly fatal.The new edition of the global and regional statistics on source-specific mortality (GBD) in 2014 suggests possible approaches with respect to ideas and intervention in terms of health policies, in order to alleviate the burden of diet-related diseases. A GBD chart shows the changes within the ranking of the burden of diseases at a glance:
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Global, regional, and national age–sex specific all-cause and cause-specific mortality for 240 causes of death, 1990–2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 GBD 2013 Mortality and Causes of Death Collaborators. The Lancet. Volume 385, No 9963, p117–171.
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H. Wang et al. Global, regional, and national levels of neonatal, infant, and under-5 mortality during 1990–2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. The Lancet, Published online May 2, 2014