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Poor diet and lack of exercise a close second in the number of deaths it causes.

Smoking is currently the leading cause of deaths in America but a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that poor diet and lack of exercise were close behind. Smoking caused 435,000 deaths in America in 2000 and diet and physical and inactivity caused 400,000.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Medical News Today

Related Disease Topics:

  • Smoking
  • Poor diet
  • Lack of exercise

Article Source Details

About: Poor diet and lack of exercise a close second in the number of deaths it causes.

Date: 19 June 2004

Source: Medical News Today

URL: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=9665

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