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Study Finds Poor Diets Are Bigger Killer Than Smoking


A new study says that poor diets are a bigger killer than smoking and are now involved in one in five deaths around the world.


The claim that poor diets are involved in only one in five deaths is at best misleading, and at worst a severe underestimate. In reality, as Dr. Rath’s Cellular Medicine research has shown, long-term dietary deficiencies of micronutrients are the primary cause of chronic disease.

But can’t we get all the micronutrients we need in our food? No, unfortunately we can’t. Research around the world has repeatedly shown that even people eating supposedly ‘good’ diets may not be getting sufficient amounts of micronutrients. Independent studies conducted in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and other countries have demonstrated that the nutrient content of our food has fallen substantially over the past few decades. This represents yet another reason why most people can benefit from taking dietary supplements.

Whether you are young or old, an optimum intake of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and other specific micronutrients is a basic preventive measure for maintaining health and controlling diseases. To read Dr. Rath’s recommendations for daily micronutrient supplementation, see the special Cellular Health feature on our website.

Read article on the BBC News website (UK)