Poor diets, both among the overindulged and malnourished, kill more people every year than smoking, Lancet study finds

The British medical journal The Lancet last week resumed its war on “Big Food” with a report that estimates poor diets causing one in five deaths worldwide, significantly more than tobacco and smoking.

Health authorities should broaden their battles against obesity, heart disease, cancer and diabetes – currently aimed at specific harmful ingredients like sugar, starch and sodium – and encourage communities to eat fruit, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, seeds and nuts, the study said. In a…

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