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Diet, health and the burden of disease

Watch Professor Alex Johnstone discuss how diet impacts health and the burden of disease.

Substantial improvements in life expectancy over the past 100 years mean that people are living longer, healthier lives than ever before.

This has been due to improvements in sanitation, medicines and health care, underpinned by economic growth, improved living standards and the establishment of the welfare state. Diet has changed dramatically over the last 100 years. Do you think nutrition has an important role in the prevention of non-communicable diseases?

Reference:World Health Organisation factsheet on noncommunicable diseases

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