Dr. Mathilde Touvier, Head of the Nutritional Epidemiology Research at Sorbonne Paris Nord University, shares how the Global Burden of Disease study allows her research team to "efficiently improve nutritional prevention of chronic diseases." The GBD is a powerful tool for policymakers, health economists, researchers, and many others.
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Transcription: Thanks to the tremendous work done by the Global Burden of Disease, we have access to key information compiled country by country, which allows us to study the impact of nutrition (in the broad sense) on the risk of chronic diseases, mortality, and disability adjust life years. We are interested in a wide range of nutritional factors such as intake of fruits and vegetables, salt, dietary fiber, whole-grain foods, trans fatty acids, sugary drinks, red and processed meat, but also overweight, alcohol consumption, physical activity, and sedentary lifestyle. This data is fundamental to guiding public health policies in terms of nutrition, at the level of nutritional recommendations, food labelling, but also for taxation policies, or for the regulation of advertising and marketing and the layout of collective spaces regarding physical activity. GBD data helps us prioritize factors in terms of public health impact and focus our efforts to efficiently improve nutritional prevention of chronic diseases.