today. But we now live longer primarily because of improved sanitation, antibiotics, and vaccinations—infectious diseases are no longer the major killers they once were. Many diseases linked in some way to diet—heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, diabetes, dental cavities, and others—still plague us.
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