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A fifth of global deaths linked to diet: study

PARIS: Fewer children are dying before their fifth birthday and although humans are living longer thanĀ ever before, one in five deaths last year were linked to poor diet, researchers said Friday. More than 1.6 million people in poor countries died in 2016 from diarrhoea caused by contaminated water and food, while another 2.4 million succumbed to lung infections that mostly could have been prevented or treated. Another two million mothers and newborns perished due to complications at birth that rudimentary health care…