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Preventable Factors Cause Majority of US Deaths

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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data shows that heart disease, cancer, lung disease, stroke, and unintentional injuries, including medication overdose, account for nearly two-thirds of all deaths in the US
  • Americans spend about 95 percent of their food dollars on processed foods, most of which contain one or more of the three ingredients that promote the most chronic disease: GMO corn, soy, and sugar beets
  • These three processed food ingredients, all of which are heavily subsidized by the US government, promote obesity, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and cancer
  • Our agricultural system also promotes disease via the excessive use of chemical pesticides/herbicides and antibiotics
  • A recent report concluded that nearly half of all Americans live with dangerous levels of air pollution, which has long been implicated as a cause of heart and lung disease

By Dr. Mercola

As recently reported by CNN Health and Time Magazine, five things account for nearly two-thirds of all deaths in the US, or about 900,000 each year:


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