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Obesity now kills more people worldwide than car crashes, terror attacks, and Alzheimer's combined

Altogether, the researchers estimated that a high body weight contributed to 4 million deaths globally — or 7 percent of the deaths from any cause — in 2015. Most of those deaths were caused by cardiovascular disease, with diabetes following closely behind, along with kidney disease and cancers.

This is a massive number: It’s more than the deaths caused by traffic accidents, Alzheimer’s, or other deadly issues that get a lot of airtime, like terrorism, combined.

Just shocking.

From: Obesity now kills more people worldwide than car crashes, terror attacks, and Alzheimer's combined



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