Poor Diet Overtakes Smoking As World’s Biggest Killer

Poor Diet Overtakes Smoking

Scientists say having a poor diet has overtaken smoking to become the world’s biggest killer.

An international group of researchers, looking at 190 countries, claims unhealthy eating caused 11 million deaths in 2017 – while tobacco was behind 8 million.

The study found the vast majority of diet-related deaths are due to heart disease, followed by cancer and Type 2 diabetes.