The reduction of good crops of fruits and vegetables due to climate change, as well as a lack of proper nutrition could put many more people at risk for heart disease, strokes, and some cancers.
Availability of food in general could take a drop due to this, at an estimated 3.2% decrease in availability. The researchers believe that these reductions would be most prevalent in China, India, and places where food is already scarce.
The researchers have found that it would be possible to slow these deaths by adopting climate stabilization pathways. This could lead in a 29-71% decrease in these deaths. As well, they found that strengthening public health programs that prevent and treat diet and weight related risk factors would be a good step to follow to adapt to climate change.