Every seventh inhabitant of the planet aged 50 to 80 years starving. This conclusion was made by scientists from the University of Michigan in the USA, their study is published on the organization’s website.
According to the study, even before the start of the coronavirus infection pandemic, which drastically reduced the well-being of many people around the world, every seventh resident aged 50 to 80 years was starving due to lack of money, or living in a region where it is difficult to deliver food.
Moreover, most of all, African-American and Latin-American people living in poor neighborhoods of large European cities experienced food shortages. The study of the university involved people living in countries with developed or developing economies – that is, the university did not include the phenomenon of world hunger, because of which at least 800 million people are starving in third world countries.
Only 30% of those who have problems with the ability to access food receive government assistance. Now these people were completely without help due to a malfunction in production chains due to coronavirus.
Older people who lack food are three times more likely to complain of poor physical health and five times more likely to complain of poor psychological health than people who have enough food, scientists say.