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Guest Editorial: NSW food and nutrition monitoring project Volume 8 Issue 6-7

Edwina Macoun

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Edwina Macoun


New South Wales can take pride in having one of the world’s best food supplies, yet diet-related disease is commonplace. Poor nutrition is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, stroke, some cancers, diabetes mellitus, osteoporosis, dental caries and iron-deficiency anaemia. The potential years of life lost to age 65 because of diet-related disease are 70 per cent of those lost because of smoking.