Over 60 percent of deaths in Russia related to bad diet – watchdog

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Some 63 percent of deaths in Russia are caused by illnesses related to poor diet, the country’s consumer watchdog, Rospotrebnadzor, said, while promoting its voluntary ‘traffic lights’ food markings. The marking system is designed to help people tell unhealthy products from healthy ones. The markings – green, yellow and red – show how much fat, saturated fats, sugar and salt a product contains, making it easier for consumers to choose their rations wisely. “Some 63 percent of deaths in Russia are related to illnesses, caused by bad diet, while obesity affects women 2-2.5 times more often than men,” the watchdog said in a statement.

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