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"These Diet Habits Kill More People Than Smoking" - Nicole Lyn Pesce

  • Market Watch
  • New York, NY
  • (April 04, 2019)

About 11 million people eat themselves into early graves each year — but the riskiest diet habits may come as a surprise. The new Global Burden of Disease Study, which analyzed dietary consumption in 195 countries between 1990 and 2017, concluded that poor diets are responsible for one in five deaths — more than any other risk factors, including tobacco smoking. After all, unhealthy diets are associated with cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and many forms of cancer. Kelly Hogan, MS, RD, CDN, and clinical nutrition and wellness manager said “that the study supports the healthy guidelines that she and other dietitians have been sharing with their patients. “For a long time, we’ve really been trying to focus on diet quality when it comes to the risk reduction of various chronic disease; focusing on what people should eat more of, as opposed to telling them what not to eat.”

— Kelly Hogan, MS, RD, CDN, Clinical Nutrition and Wellness Manager, The Dubin Breast Center, The Mount Sinai Hospital

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