We eat more fat – especially hydrogenated fat (trans fat), saturated fat and butterfat – more refined sugars and starches, more artificial sweeteners, more salt and more packaged and processed foods than anyone else.
We consume less vitamin-rich produce, less dietary fiber and less omega-3, a fatty acid vital to life, than anyone else.
Underlying Causes of Cancer Estimated percentage of total cancer deaths attributable to established causes of cancer: Tobacco Adult diet/obesity Sedentary lifestyle Occupational factors Family history of cancer Viruses/other biologic agents Perinatal factors/growth Reproductive factors Alcohol Socioeconomic status Environmental pollution Ionizing/ultraviolet radiation Prescription drugs Medical procedures Salt/other food additives or contaminants 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35
Percent of People Meeting Physical Activity Guidelines* *At least 30 minutes of moderate activity on most days of the week .
Average Frequency of Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Per Day by Race
*Five or more servings of fruits and vegetables recommended per day .
Percent of Adults who are Overweight by Race/Ethnicity