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Poor Diet Linked to Nearly Half of Cardiometabolic Deaths 

A substantial proportion of deaths in the United States due to heart disease, stroke, and diabetes is associated with suboptimal diet, a new study suggests. The largest number of diet-related cardiometabolic disease (CMD) deaths are related to high sodium intake, followed by low intake of nuts/seeds, high processed meats, low seafood omega-3 fats, low vegetables, low fruits, and high sugar-sweetened beverages, the researchers found.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears
So much for statins to save ourselves from our diet.  The other item they forgot to mention in the JAMA article was the need for calorie restriction since excess calorie intake is just as pro-inflammatory as a bad diet.

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