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COMMUNITIES OF COLOR
From poor dietary education and choices to wealth inequality and racism, people of color in the United States hold the top spots in death and disability from our top chronic diseases. Here are a few statistics that may prove helpful in better understanding the significant impact that these factors have on people of color.
These statistics were sourced from CDC, National Institutes of Health, National Heart Association, American Cancer Society and the Office of Minority Health
According to the National Academy of Sciences, eating a Whole-Food, Plant-Based (WFPB) (or healthy vegan diet) can reduce the risk factors for our top chronic diseases by up to 90%. Eating this way can also help reduce U.S. healthcare costs, greenhouse gas emissions and preservation of our limited freshwater supply.