New Study: Standard American Diet vs. Mediterranean Diet

A new study published in the 2017 March issue of JAMA found that poor diet is responsible for an astonishing 45 percent of all deaths from heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes in the US. The researchers attributed this high mortality rate to the Standard American Diet (SAD), which is high in sodium, processed meats, sugar-sweetened beverages and unprocessed red meats. During 2012, out of the 702,308 adult deaths from …