The U.S. diet is deadly. Here are 7 ideas to get Americans eating healthier | MPR News

August 31, 2022

The U.S. diet is deadly. Here are 7 ideas to get Americans eating healthier | MPR News:

The data are stark: the typical American diet is shortening the lives of many Americans. Diet-related deaths outrank deaths from smoking, and about half of U.S. deaths from heart disease – nearly 900 deaths a day – are linked to poor diet. The pandemic highlighted the problem, with much worse outcomes for people with obesity and other diet-related diseases.

“We’re really in a nutrition crisis in this country.” says Dariush Mozaffarian, a cardiologist and dean of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University

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