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Unexpected rise in deaths among older patients leaves experts guessing over the likely cause

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f4795 (Published 29 July 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f4795

Re: Unexpected rise in deaths among older patients leaves experts guessing over the likely cause

Doctors measure failures as morbidity and mortality. But doctors don’t measure or correlate morbidity and mortality with exposure to common addictions, such as sugar, honey, chocolate, caffeine, and cola. Why are these addictions under the radar? Is it because they are essential to our economy? Are we compromising public health for the sake of private wealth?

Competing interests: No competing interests

04 August 2013
Hugh Mann
Physician
Retired
Eagle Rock, MO, USA