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What we aren't eating is killing us, global study finds
CNN ^ | April 5, 2019 | Sandee LaMotte

Posted on 04/05/2019 3:21:39 PM PDT by EdnaMode

Which risk factor is responsible for more deaths around the world than any other? Not smoking. Not even high blood pressure. It's a poor diet.

"In many countries, poor diet now causes more deaths than tobacco smoking and high blood pressure," said Ashkan Afshin, an assistant professor at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington.

Drinking two or more diet beverages a day linked to high risk of stroke, heart attacks

Drinking two or more diet beverages a day linked to high risk of stroke, heart attacks

And it's not just that people are choosing unhealthy options such as red meat and sugary sodas. Just as critical, said Afshin, the lead author of a 27-year global diet analysis published Wednesday in the journal the Lancet, is the lack of healthy foods in our diets, along with high levels of salt.

"While traditionally all the conversation about healthy diet has been focused on lowering the intake of unhealthy food, in this study, we have shown that, at the population level, a low intake of healthy foods is the more important factor, rather than the high intake of unhealthy foods," he said.

One in five deaths globally -- that's about 11 million people -- in 2017 occurred because of too much sodium and a lack of whole grains, fruit and nuts and seeds, the study found, rather than from diets packed with trans fats, sugar-sweetened drinks and high levels of red and processed meats.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Food; Health/Medicine; Society
KEYWORDS: cnn; diet; health; junkscience; nannystate; nutjob; nutrition; proofreadplease; socialism
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To: EdnaMode

Your body breaks down all the food into glucose ,the food that keeps you going ,don’t tell anyone it will kill them


21 posted on 04/05/2019 3:59:37 PM PDT by butlerweave
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To: Gahanna Bob

Started the Keto diet on Monday. So far so good.

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I’m shifting over to keto too. with intermittant fasting.

I feel at my best when I’m hungry.


22 posted on 04/05/2019 3:59:45 PM PDT by ckilmer
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To: eyeamok

There is a 4th source of calories besides, carbs, protein and fat - Alcohol.

Beer is a carb, whiskey is not


23 posted on 04/05/2019 4:00:24 PM PDT by Fai Mao (There is no rule of law in the US until The PIAPS is executed.)
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To: EdnaMode

No point in putting crap fuel in a vehicle if you expect it to perform well and last a long time.


24 posted on 04/05/2019 4:00:37 PM PDT by RedStateRocker (Nuke Mecca. Deport all illegals. Abolish the DEA, IRS and ATF,.)
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To: EdnaMode

And once the socialists get a permanent hold of your healthcare, they’ll make you eat what they want you to eat, and they’ll make you stop eating what they want you to stop eating.


25 posted on 04/05/2019 4:03:12 PM PDT by Phillyred (Kieran Hussie)
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To: eyeamok

Excellent advice eyeamok.
You explained it in a way that should save thousands of people hours of research for the small investment of time reading your post.

I find it interesting that there is such confusion about the subject, but then I see ads promoting weight loss products for better health. The ‘you get what you pay for’ rule applies but what you get is not what you expect!


26 posted on 04/05/2019 4:03:12 PM PDT by whodathunkit
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To: CottonBall

Linked = no real proof but but we’ll make the claim anyway.


27 posted on 04/05/2019 4:05:01 PM PDT by Hugin ("Not one step from his weapons should a traveler take"...Havamal 38)
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To: EdnaMode

Dear CNN. Shutup.


28 posted on 04/05/2019 4:08:31 PM PDT by Seruzawa (TANSTAAFL!)
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To: Mariner

> Failure to eat whole food is a major contributor.

I agree, so this morning I ate a whole package of bacon. I guess tonight I’ll have to drink a whole 6 pack of beer. /g


29 posted on 04/05/2019 4:09:30 PM PDT by Do_Tar (To my NSA handler: Just kidding.)
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To: EdnaMode

Horrible. Red meat is great for you. Read THE BIG FAT SURPRISE
Why Butter, Meat & Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet. Its clear that climate and PETA people are trying to link red meat to bad health. But the fact is, red meat is better than all the kale in Kansas. Americans do not have the healthiest people. They should not be telling the world what to eat.


30 posted on 04/05/2019 4:10:59 PM PDT by poinq
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To: nopardons

>>Salt has ALWAYS been part of a healthy diet...EVERYWHERE and at ALL TIMES!

Do you have any idea how little salt you have to eat in order to stay healthy? If you do, then you probably are not part of the problem - if you have no idea, then the article is about you.

There is a big difference between educating people about what is healthy and what is not, and forcing them to eat it.

Information is good. Ignorance is not.


31 posted on 04/05/2019 4:12:04 PM PDT by qwerty1234
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To: CottonBall

> Drinking two or more diet beverages a day linked to high risk of stroke, heart attacks

Correlational is not causation. If you’re diabetic or trying to lose weight you’re probably more likely to be drinking diet soda (rather than regular).


32 posted on 04/05/2019 4:13:01 PM PDT by Do_Tar (To my NSA handler: Just kidding.)
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To: blueplum

Mint chocolate chip ice cream. Three complete food groups in one.


33 posted on 04/05/2019 4:13:39 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder
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To: Publius

Check out the generic medications as well as OTC’s coming out of third-world countries and what’s really in them if you want to find out what’s also killing people. Find out how many FDA inspectors there are in these countries ensuring what’s in the medications.


34 posted on 04/05/2019 4:15:55 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: EdnaMode
I don't know one person who has died that didn't drink milk some time in their life..........Coincidence?

As for water, I'm not sure about that either. Seems to me that everyone dying today has been drinking water........Coincidence?

The only advice I can offer is party like it's 1999.......

Smoke em if ya got em, and save a bottle for me.

35 posted on 04/05/2019 4:17:13 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (ui)
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To: Do_Tar

Excellent pojnt


36 posted on 04/05/2019 4:17:42 PM PDT by CottonBall (my mind is a blank......cant think of a tagline)
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To: qwerty1234
Do you know how little of the problem is caused by diet, as opposed to how much of the problem is caused by insufficient exercise compared to past generations?

If you don't, then not only are you part off the health problem, you are also part of the growth of socialism and the chances are one hundred percent that you would promote communist diatribes written for the purpose of conditioning the public to accept Government mandate controlling what food people are allowed to eat.

37 posted on 04/05/2019 4:19:19 PM PDT by MrEdd (Caveat Emptor)
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To: CottonBall

Whole grains are not healthy.

But they keep pushing that because they want to demonize meat.


38 posted on 04/05/2019 4:20:53 PM PDT by crusher2013
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To: EdnaMode

“...and a lack of whole grains, fruit and nuts and seeds,..”

We aren’t birds for Christ’s sake!


39 posted on 04/05/2019 4:24:12 PM PDT by Bonemaker (invictus maneo)
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To: eyeamok

Quite true. I’ve been on a low carb diet (10-20 grams a day) for about a year now and have lost about 45 pounds.


40 posted on 04/05/2019 4:26:12 PM PDT by Hugin ("Not one step from his weapons should a traveler take"...Havamal 38)
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