Dietary conditions linked to death in most populous countries

High sodium and lack of whole grains, fruit, nuts and seeds top the list of dietary risks linked to death in the five most populous countries. Sugar-sweetened beverages and red meat rank lower towards the bottom.

China India USA Indonesia Brazil High sodium 1 6 3 1 2 Low whole grains 2 1 1 3 1 Low fruit 3 2 4 2 5 Low nuts and seeds 4 3 2 5 3 Low omega-3 5 4 6 6 6 Low vegetables 6 5 5 4 4 Low fiber 7 8 8 7 7 Low PUFA* 8 7 14 8 9 Low legumes 9 12 10 9 15 Low calcium 10 10 12 10 10 Low milk 11 11 13 11 11 High trans fat 12 9 9 12 12 High sweetened beverages 13 13 11 13 8 High red meat 14 15 15 15 13 High processed meat 15 14 7 14 14