Disease Control and Prevention evaluates several health factors when compiling its list of preventable causes of death. Among the conditions laid down in the list were death from the snuff, death by alcohol and drug death. However, surprisingly, poor diet and lack of physical activity is actually the number 2 cause of avoidable death in the U.S. is ready to take over the No. 1 snuff in the coming years.
Poor diet and lack of exercise now account for 16.6% of all deaths, or 400,000 deaths in the United States each year. However, the last twenty or thirty years have been marked with increased interest in diet and exercise.