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Origins and evolution of the Western diet

Origins and evolution of the Western diet: health implications for the 21st century

In the United States and most Western countries, diet-related chronic diseases represent the single largest cause of morbidity and mortality. These diseases are epidemic in contemporary Westernized populations and typically afflict 50–65% of the adult population, yet they are rare or nonexistent in hunter-gatherers and other less Westernized people. Continue reading  ▶

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