Life Expectancy Rates on the Rise

Life expectancy rates are on the rise according to the Global Burden of Disease Study. In the past, malnutrition and infectious diseases like measles were the main causes of death worldwide, but these days, deaths from chronic diseases like cancer are more common.

The shift reflects improvements in sanitation, medical services and access to food throughout the developing world, as well as the success of broad public health efforts like vaccine programs according to a recent New York Times article.

However, hunger still affects millions across the globe and as many as two billion people are affected by “hidden hunger,” a micronutrient (vitamin and mineral) deficiency in the diet. 

Are you eating a well-balanced, vitamin-rich diet every day? Visit 100yearsofvitamins.com or sightandlife.org to learn more.

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