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Arab diets a matter of life and death - News

Arab diets a matter of life and death - News | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Study, published in The Lancet, found that one in every five people worldwide dies from a poor diet. In 2017 alone, 11 million people succumbed to cardiovascular diseases, cancers and diabetes triggered by unhealthy eating, which has become the leading risk factor for death globally, ahead even of smoking. 

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Sea salt around the world is contaminated by plastic, studies show

Sea salt around the world is contaminated by plastic, studies show | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

New studies find microplastics in salt from the US, Europe and China, adding to evidence that plastic pollution is pervasive in the environment. Sea salt around the world has been contaminated by plastic pollution, adding to experts’ fears that microplastics are becoming ubiquitous in the environment and finding their way into the food chain via the salt in our diets.

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