MONDAY, Jan. 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- "Food insecurity" -- not having enough money to afford sufficient food -- increases the risk of premature death, new research suggests.
For the study, researchers analyzed data from more than 510,000 adults in Canada between 2005 and 2017. Over the study period, nearly 25,500 people died prematurely. The average life expectancy in Canada between 2008 and 2014 was 82, so deaths at or before that age were considered premature.
The study found that, compared with adults who had access to enough food, those with food insecurity were 10% to 37% more likely to die early from any cause other than cancer.
Rates of premature death from infectious-parasitic diseases, unintentional injuries and suicides were more than twice as high among those with...