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Poor Diet Kills More People Than Smoking, Global Study Suggests

July 19, 2019

From the Everyday Health website

What you eat — and don’t eat — may pose a bigger threat to your health than smoking, drinking, and other common risk factors for premature death. An extensive new study on diet trends around the globe ties poor diet to 11 million deaths around the world in 2017.

More than one-half of those deaths were connected with eating too much salt, and not enough whole grains and fruits.

The research, published in April 2019 in the journal The Lancet, reported that bad diets mostly contributed to deaths linked to heart diseasetype 2 diabetes, and cancer.

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