Food system outcomes

Prod-ID: INF-76-en
Published 18 Oct 2017 Last modified 18 Oct 2017
In the EU today, 5 of the 7 biggest risk factors for premature death – blood pressure, cholesterol, body mass index, inadequate fruit and vegetable intake and alcohol abuse – are in part related to how we eat and drink. The average yearly food intake by a European adult is shown below. In 2014, more than 50% of the European population was overweight, with over 20% classified as obese.

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