Poor diets kill more people than tobacco
In 2017, 11 million deaths around the world were related to poor diet, even more than smoking, according to this major study.
Heart attacks and strokes were the main diet-related causes of death, followed by cancers and type 2 diabetes. The authors blame diets high in salt and low in fruit, wholegrains, nuts and seeds. They suggest that eating and drinking more sensibly could prevent one in five deaths globally.