Belgium is the only West European country to be included in the top ten countries whose populations have the worst diets in the world. According to the ranking by Cambridge University researchers, Belgium is third behind Armenia and Hungary in the ranking of worst eaters. The study was directed by Dr Fumiaki Imamura, and published in the Lancet Global Health journal.
According to the document, the Chadians, who eat lots of fruit and vegetables, are the world’s healthiest eaters, while Armenians have the worst diet.
The study also shows that people are tending to eat more fruit and vegetables, worldwide. However, the number of unhealthy products consumed has also gone up.
To reach these conclusions, the researchers used national data on nearly 90% of the world’s population between 1990 and 2010.
The study, Dietary quality among men and women in 187 countries in 1990 and 2010: a systematic assessment, can be found on this link:
Maria Novak (Source: Belga)