A woman holds her malnourished son at an intensive care unit in Houdeidah, Yemen. Inadequate nutrition in poor countries – in this case exacerbated by war – was a contributor, along with unhealthy eating in richer countries, to the deaths of 11 million people because of poor diet last year. Photo: Reuters

A fifth of global deaths linked to bad diet last year, Lancet study shows

A combination of unhealthy eating in richer countries and inadequate nutrition in poor countries contributed to some 11 million deaths in 2016. Plus: one in seven people live with mental health and substance use disorders

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A woman holds her malnourished son at an intensive care unit in Houdeidah, Yemen. Inadequate nutrition in poor countries – in this case exacerbated by war – was a contributor, along with unhealthy eating in richer countries, to the deaths of 11 million people because of poor diet last year. Photo: Reuters
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