African Countries top list in research into world's healthiest diets

20 February 2015

A new study lead by Fumiaki Imamura (MRC Epidemiology Unit) has revealed that African countries such as Chad and Sierra Leone have some of the healthiest diets in the world, while the people in European countries including Belgium and Lativa have the worst.

The research was published in The Lancet Global Health journal on Wednesday and looked at the diets of almost 4.5 billion adults across 187 countries.

The countries with the healthiest diets overall were:
1. Chad
2. Sierra Leone
3. Mali
4. Gambia
6. Ghana
7. Ivory Coast
8. Senegal
9. Israel
10. Somalia

The countries with the least healthy diets overall were:
1. Armenia
2. Hungary
3. Belgium
4. Czech Rebublic
5. Kazakhstan
6. Belarus
7. Argentina
8. Turkmenistan
9. Mongolia
10. Slovakia

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