Food group choices linked to early deaths

❝ An estimated 45.4% of all deaths caused by heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes are associated with eating either too much or too little of just 10 food categories, according to research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

❝ The researchers based their estimates on a total of 318,656 deaths related to cardiometabolic causes — heart disease, stroke and diabetes — which occurred during 2012.

❝ A larger proportion of men than women died due to diet-related causes. This is consistent with generally unhealthier eating habits in men, say the researchers. Poor diet was also associated with a greater percentage of mortality among younger people vs. older people.

The biggest culprit? Too much salty food caused 9.5% of the total diet-related deaths. Red meat caused less than 1%.

RTFA. Well done. A pleasant surprise from CNN. Not trying to be snarky; but, frankly habit has me generally ignoring CNN since the downhill run with Time-Warner began.

Anyway – the article is useful and well-written, succinct and brief. Depending on when you click in, the article may or may not be broken into individual segments requiring arrow clicks to move on. I know, I know. That’s how they make their online income.

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