New Health Report Shows 96 Per Cent Of Us Aren't Getting Our Vegetables

And two thirds of us are overweight

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Nearly all of Australians are not eating enough veges – and two thirds of adults are overweight a new report on the nation’s health shows.

The report, released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare on Wednesday shows more than 99 per cent of children and 96 per cent of adults do not eat the recommended amount of vegetables.

Out of the 35 OECD member countries, Australia has the fifth highest life expectancy for males at birth and the eighth highest for females.

Causes of death were similar in 2006 and 2016, with coronary heart disease the biggest killer for males (13 per cent), followed by lung cancer, and dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

Dementia and Alzheimer's disease was the leading cause of death for females (11 per cent) in 2016, followed by coronary heart disease and cerebrovascular disease.

While breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer for females and prostate cancer the most common diagnosis for men, lung cancer killed more Australians in 2016.

Half of Australians have a chronic condition such as diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular disease, which are typically long lasting.



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